When I checked in at Lisa-Jo’s the writing prompt was mess. Yep. I can sure relate to that.
Don’t I find myself often saying or thinking………..
My house is a mess.
I’m a mess.
The wind causes a lot of mess.
Who made this mess?
They’re a mess.
What a mess!
We need to clean up this mess.
That could be a mess.
Don’t I find myself stressing over mess all too often?
Then I wondered what is the definition of mess?
So, thanks to trusty Google, I looked it up.
Guess what? Mess has a LOT of definitions!
a dirty, untidy, or disordered condition: The room was in a mess.
a person or thing that is dirty, untidy, or disordered.
a state of embarrassing confusion: My affairs are in a mess.
an unpleasant or difficult situation: She got into a mess driving without a license.
a dirty or untidy mass, litter, or jumble: a mess of papers.
When sin entered God’s perfect garden, it just brought a lot of mess with it.
Separation from God. Sorrow. Thorns. Hurt feelings. Unkindness. Failures. Fears. Untidiness. Endless work. Disagreements. Despair. Selfishness. Anguish. Pain. Sickness. Death. Betrayal. Bondage.
As long as I live, I’m going to deal with mess. Whether it is physical or spiritual, there’s going to be things that just need cleaned up.
The good news? The awesome-break-into-dancing-and-singing-despite-the-mess news?
God meets me in my mess. God loves me in my mess. God picks up the mess around me. God doesn’t stress about mess!
I belong to Him and He is glad to own me and count me as His lamb.
I’m so glad.