Lately, my family and I have enjoyed putting together puzzles. We are currently working on 500-piece puzzle. We have it out on a table, and whenever we get a free moment we try to put in a piece or two. My kids really enjoy this process. They get so excited when they find the right piece they have been looking for! What I really enjoy with puzzles is when all the tiny pieces start coming together to actually look like something. That’s when I can’t stop putting pieces in because I want to see the end result. I want to see the big finished picture.
I will walk by faith even when I cannot see.
2 Corinthians 5:7
Our faith walk can be the same. We just want to rush through the heartache to see what the end result is. We want to see how the pieces fit together! God has revealed to me some of my puzzle pieces, but with almost all of them, I have no idea how they go together. I have no idea what the big picture will look like, and most likely, I won’t know until I get to heaven. I walk through my days with my faith, though I can’t see why God has allowed some of what He has allowed in my life.
We want to rush through the tough seasons, the stressful seasons, or the dead-end seasons to see what the reasoning is. I think even if God were to reveal the entire big picture to us in this lifetime, it still wouldn’t be good enough, or make sense. Do you know why? Because God doesn’t think like we think (Isaiah 55: 8-9). We see brokenness, pain, and unanswered questions, but God sees something that will be made beautiful and bring glory to His name! It’s all for the glory, friends. Nothing is wasted. No pain is useless. There is a reason and a purpose for all things. And that…that gives me hope. That gives me my anchor to hold on to. None of this is for nothing. There is a bigger picture. Look for the pieces to start lining up. Look to Jesus.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.