So, I was feeling a little bit like continuing this “in the mess” series of posts might be a cop-out. Like I just wasn’t creative enough to come up with something new.

But then I came across this on my Facebook feed:

And this…

And this…

And I began to feel that God was nudging me to continue thinking about finding Him in the midst of the mess, about how being honest about things feeling like a mess actually honours God (rather than pretending to be ok and have it all together), about how God takes our mess and makes something beautiful out of it.

So you know what? Sure, things are a bit messy right now. But God is here – with me in the thick of it, giving me courage to keep on going, turning the tough moments into beautiful things. Praise God!

This Advent, may you honour God with your honesty. May you be kind and patient with your fellow messy human beings. May you trust that God is making beautiful things out of the tough things. May you be blessed, and may you be a blessing.