How many times do we get frustrated and discouraged when things are not working out? Perhaps, it seems like our prayers are not being answered and our problems and decisions are still as big as ever. We often wonder what is taking God so long. Does He not care? When will He answer?
Solomon wrote, "God is in heaven." When He looks at our situation, He sees the whole picture. Solomon also wrote that we are "upon the earth." This reminds me of the story of a child who was watching his mother while she was working on a piece of embroidery. To the child, it looked like a mess, just a bunch of tangled threads; but that was because he was looking at the underside. When his mother turned it over and showed him the top, he saw a beautiful picture!
In our humanity, we want to "fix" our problems ourselves, but there are times when our words (and our actions) need to "be few." If you have ever done needlework, like embroidery, you might have found that you made mistakes and had to redo parts of the picture. However, God does not make mistakes. The "underside" of what He is doing might look confusing and even a bit messy. However, although we cannot see it yet, God is creating a beautiful plan for our lives.
This verse is a good reminder to put our trust in what God is doing. He does all things well!
Although the threads of my life have often seemed knotted, I know, by faith, that on the other side of the embroidery there is a crown. — Corrie ten Boom
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