Life is messy.
A year ago, I took a photo of one of our messy closets. It was for motivation. I wanted a “before” shot to encourage me to declutter.
But that’s all I did.
And life continued on. Despite its clutter, the closet kept functioning. It held my vacuum cleaner; it was home to spare batteries; it kept up with the extra odds and ends of our daily existence that had nowhere else to go.
Even in the mess, it worked.
Maryleigh Bucher reminds us in this week’s featured post that God still works when we’re messy too.
He answers prayers in the middle of our messes. He doesn’t wait for us to tidy things up first. He steps right into the clutter and works around it and through it (and sometimes cleans it up for us and/or with us!).
Last weekend, I got an itch to clean up one shelf of our messy closet. One led to two. Which led to three. With Jeff’s help (he encourages me to get rid of things!), we did a fairly good job of eliminating the junk and straightening up the closet. I snapped an “after” photo.
I open the closet door several times a day now, just to marvel at its neatness.
I’m sure the closet will get messy again. Life happens. And that’s okay.
The closet will still work for me. Just as God will, too. He always answers prayers, even in our messes.
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