I was pleased. The well thickened pudding was dark and chocolaty. Looking through the window of my above the counter stove, my fluffy meringue was a lovely golden brown. Even without my homemade pie crust it would still be a perfect pie. But…as I lifted it out of the oven the aluminum pie pan collapsed and folded in my hands. I screamed—I cried—and my husband came running. There was pudding on the counter and some on the floor. What a mess! Immediately, Bob knew what to do.
Margie, we’ll put this in a bowl and call it chocolate pudding pie. It’ll be better than ever!” As he found the bowl and began licking the left overs he exclaimed, “Oh, I love this. It’s so warm and yummy. God does work in mysterious ways!”
Bob was right. Everyone loved the pudding pie. It was better than ever! God can do that with your mess too. But the enemy of your soul, the enemy of your joy wants to strangle you in the past with its sorrow and regret. Recently the devil attempted to lure me into painful memories. He mocked, “Those things will always haunt you.”
But when the perfect pie became a total mess, the Spirit spoke. Anything, yes, anything will work for good when we place it in His hands. He tells us so! Forget you own understanding and declare, “Lord, “The past is yours—not mine. I have a life to live…a work to finish before you take me home. I‘ll not be owned by the past. You have it. I’m looking at you. This is your responsibility and you always turn things for my good and for your glory. You’re God. I’m not. As your child I trust you will keep your word because I love you—and you love me!”
I am light and free today because I flung the past on my Daddy God to let Him use it for His glory.
Cast your care, beloved daughter of the Most High. You are free to let your Daddy God be God. Put aside your analysis, come as a child and rest in His love. Your confusion… your mess… He will turn it beautiful. I just know it! Rejoice!