In thinking about- ‘My Mess’ – and what to share I wasn’t quite sure how to proceed. At 53 years of age I have experienced quite a few messes in my life.
The most recent mess had to do with a decline in physical and mental health to the point I was imprisoned in my mind and my home. There were deep insecurities, physical pain, feelings of intimidation, fear and paranoia.
I felt like a worthless, useless, insignificant failure; a shell of a person.
Jesus met me through a dear friend who saw my need and committed to coming to my home one day a week for Bible Study. Dealing with a ‘mess’ of her own at the time, we attempted to encourage each other in the Lord.
Through the study came the reminder we needed; our worth is found in the fact that we are a child of God. As His Child, I was not a worthless, insignificant failure.
Romans 8:15-17 “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
Galatians 3:25,26 “But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”
No matter how little or much I was capable of doing; no matter what my life looked like – My worth is found in being a Child of God, period.
Today – almost 7 years since that mess entered my life the Lord has dealt bountifully with me. He has allowed both my physical and my mental health to improve over the last several years. Now I am expectantly going forward again into a new chapter of life with palms up and saying Yes! To God.