How is your day going? It is a cool day in the neighborhood for me. I know some of you are in the single digits this morning. Cold is cold no matter where you are. Remember, a warm heart is the key. Stay warm by spending time with the LORD Jesus.
My wife has three jewelry boxes (that is not something the thieves need to know) and one of those boxes is a place to hang her necklaces. However, they tend to get tangled up. Or would knotted up be a better description? She has spent a lot of time trying to untangle the knots so she can wear a certain necklace.
Teaching first grade students for many years, she explained one time that what she did most was zip up pants and tie shoes. Sometimes those shoe strings got in knots and it is hard to get those knots out of the strings. We have all been there. I guess those knots are what made slip on shoes or Velcro shoes so popular.
Not sure about you but I can identify with the knots in life. “My stomach is all knotted up” with worry, some would say. I have even been called a knot-head. Still don’t know what that really means. But I know what it means to be all twisted up to the point of tied up. We have deadlines to meet. We have bills to pay. We have papers to write. We have tests to study for. We have appointments we have to keep. We are bombarded with life challenges and struggle to make sense of it all.
Like the first grader whose shoe stings are in a knot and they ask for help, we too have someone who can be there to untie those knots in our life. His Name is Christ Jesus. He is as close as the whisper of His Name. He is more than willing to help get the knots of our life untangled. We just need to bring them to Him and submit to His learning and leadership that will show us how to get out of the mess and confusion we all struggle with.
I have found that Christ Jesus is ready and able to help me when I call on Him. He will do the same for you. Proverbs 3:5-6 is my go-to verses when I am confused and tied up trying to determine the next step. I simply will trust the One who knows all the strings that can be confusing. Let Him untie the mess in your life today. That is a blessing.