“The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?”
—    John 18:11

God gave us all a puzzle. We are all fearfully and wonderfully made; we are all unique.

Many of life’s failures are because we try to copy others, not realizing that each and every one of us has a different puzzle. In tears some will start building their puzzles, trusting God to help them put all the pieces together, while others need to suffer for a certain amount of time before things can fall into place.

“I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” John 17:15

Sometimes the pieces are difficult to put together or to find, and other times time pieces fit together perfectly. Our circumstances can be such a struggle that we just want to give up. We want to get out of here just to be rid of everything. We all have felt this way at some point in our lives but Jesus prayed that we be not taken away, but that the Father would keep us from the evil one. Jesus lived in this world. He understands.  

These puzzles God gave us, is to bring us closer to Him. God want us to spend time with Him and to get to know Him better.

“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, o LORD, in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up. — Psalm 5:3

Every morning, set aside a ‘quiet time,’ even if it is just for 30 minutes, before you start your day. Pray and read your Bible while the house is quiet and peaceful. God will see your efforts and bless you for it.

The things of this world pull us away from the things of God. We become so distracted and carried away with our daily tasks, that we don’t “have time” for God. I wonder what would happen if God didn’t have time for us?

The pieces of your puzzle may be full of sorrows at times, but full of blessings as well. Your puzzle is your life and when the time comes, you will see through your circumstances and understand what God has done for you, and is still doing for you today.

Ask God to guide you through your times of struggle, and to give you peace and hope when everything else seems to be hopeless.  Our only light at the end of the tunnel is Jesus.