Life is a press, God did not promise we will live a problem free life, He did however promise to never leave us or forsake us! ( Hebrews 13:5) I was recently 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. Namely because some of my choices caused this. I was talking to the Lord about it, 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. The Lord 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. Are we going to trust Jesus with our life? Will today be the day we choose to lay down our ideas as we look to Him to guide and direct us? He has a beautifully designed plan and purpose! So, how will we choose to think and respond?