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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Puzzle


On Sunday, I heard a devotional about puzzles and it seemed as though God was speaking directly to me. As I listened, I thought back to the weekly chemo sessions at MD Anderson. There was always a large puzzle on the table in the waiting room. There were usually many pieces upside down and scattered around the table. People would pass by and try to work on it. Carl always liked to try and fit a piece or two in while we were waiting.

I never really had the patience for puzzles. I could work them only if the box with the completed picture was right there next to it. If I couldn’t see the picture, I didn’t want to mess with it.

I thought about the times in our lives that seem like one big, uncompleted puzzle. The puzzle seems large. There are so many little pieces and they are scattered everywhere. We don’t have the picture on the box to see what it will look like when it’s finished.

Are you in a situation where the puzzle pieces seem all jumbled up? Where there seems to be way too many pieces? Where you can’t see the picture of the completed puzzle?

God has promised us that He will complete the puzzle. He sees the full picture. “Now being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you, will carry it on to completion” (Phillipians 1:6). We just have to press on, one piece at a time, trusting that when God is finished every piece will fit together perfectly and the picture will be perfectly clear.

4 comments:

  1. Roxanne,
    Very nice post! I like the puzzle analogy.
    Sometimes I feel like all the "puzzle pieces" of a particular situation in my life couldn't possibly fit together, and then one day, miraculously, they do.

    Thanks for reminding me that I need to be more patient and let God fit them together in His way and in His perfect time.

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  2. That's a lovely verse and a wonderful promise.

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  3. I'm TNBC going to MDAnderson too. Had my last chemo Friday. See surgeon (Feig) next Tuesday. May we both find our way through this puzzle!! Was blogging but drifted away on a current of chemo.

    Cher
    http://thetexaswoman.blogspot.com/

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