July 14, 2009

Puzzled

Like a puzzle
that I just can't finish

I'm challenged

I've studied the image
on the box

I've sorted the pieces
and grouped them

Edges
Middles
Dark shades
Light

The frame is complete

And every so often
I find a piece that fits
...Effortlessly

Smaller sections
are formed
outside the borders

I see where they could fit
but I can't find
the connectors

Are pieces missing?
Can I make sense
of this jumbled mess?

Challenged
Frustrated
Tired
of trying to force
the pieces to fit

I'm starting to wonder
if seeing the picture on the box
completed
is worth the frustration

I know it is

I've been admiring this picture
My whole life

This picture is my life
And the pieces of the puzzle
Are the key to my dreams



Today I Pray...

...for patience and perseverance

...for the ability to sort through
the pieces
and put aside the ones
that have gathered
that don't fit this puzzle

...and focus on the ones that do

I pray for Your guiding light...
...and Your steadying hand

...and if, sweet Lord
this picture is not meant to be

...I trust in Your greater plan

For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me. Psalm 31:3

4 comments:

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

I've known this feeling before many times. You've expressed this beautifully.

aquamaureen said...

"I trust in Your greater plan" might just be the most powerful line in this post.

I've said it before: you have the heart and soul of a poet. I love being allowed to listen in on your conversations with God. I always feel better after, no matter what your subject is.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am afaid to admit that over the years I found myself trying to force some of the pieces into the puzzle. It does not work. Trusting in His greater plan"...therein lies my peace. Once again...thank you for this inspiring prayer.

Lauren said...

Judy...there's no shame in admitting the efforts to force the puzzle pieces. We're human...perfectly imperfect...and so in need of the Big Guy to show us the way.

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