Right now it is quite a mess. The outer edges are complete; a small section is done here and there. Groups of three and four pieces that fit together are scattered amid the remaining hundreds of pieces. As I sit and contemplate the pieces trying them in different directions, sizing them up, sorting shapes and colors alongside each other I think about my life and how all the pieces eventually will fit together.
I am aware that each and every piece in the puzzle box is just as important as one of the four corners. They are all connected directly to each other. Somewhat like our prayers being all connected to a higher power. One prayer leads to another. That brings forth peace which promotes deeper prayer time spent under the influence of our Lord. My prayers become His prayers. His prayers become mine.
When I am lax or try to live my days without prayer my life seems like nothing but a complete mess. I become like that box of puzzle pieces scattered all over needing someone to take time to sort through them, rearrange them, gather them in a certain pattern, connect them together. I need a higher power to take control. I need God. I need His prayers for me.
All it takes is a minute to regroup and as I naturally breathe in and out I call out to Him. Almost instantly help arrives. I am no longer made up of just a bunch of scatter brain thoughts; I am caught up in prayer with God. Things start to make sense.
Pieces start to fit together. I start to see a shape of things to come. Slowly a picture of who I am starts to form.
When you feel like your days are nothing but a mess let God help you get through the puzzle of life. Moment by moment, one piece at a time.
Godspeed today and always.