Life is a press, recently I was struggling with a mess and could not see how God would be involved and fix things. It has been a real stretch of faith for me because some of my choices caused this. I was talking to the Lord, and He brought to my mind when I used to teach art. Students would bring their art to me and I could guide them to the next step. I could see what they couldn’t. Some would bring me what they felt was a mess, but I could see beyond it and the potential. I knew what techniques they needed or where a different value needed to be placed. As they followed my direction they continued to create and learn, often they ended up with something far better than they imagined. God does the same thing with us; we bring Him our mess and He will guide us through. He sees the potential even when we cannot see beyond the mess. We do not have to cover up or try to earn our way to a more worthy life. We have worth right where we are. Each person has been designed with a plan and purpose! What we have control over is how we choose to think and respond!