Faithful Friday – Royal Messes

Thank you for joining us for another Faithful Friday post. Today’s blog post comes from HOPE Academy mom, Erin Gram who has her own blog at Raise Your Sword, be sure to check her other post out too.

Good news for those with royal messes in their lives!

Is it just me or has it seemed like the messes have piled up under your roof, too? I’m not just talking about the piles of laundry. As the weeks have gone by and we’ve socially distanced ourselves from those we love and see on a regular basis, I can tell there’s been a bit more mess in my heart because my patience is wearing thin and I’m finding myself struggling more with each passing day. Plus, I’ve been cooking dinners at home for 4,938 days now and that’s quite exhausting.

I think it’s safe to say this virus is wearing me down. I finally took stock of my heart and home and concluded it was a royal mess. Yes, that’s hard to admit and a defeating thought if I dwell there.

But, here’s the good news! The other day when I admitted I had a royal mess under my roof, I was reminded that with Christ, our mess truly comes under Royalty when we hand it over to Him. What a difference that makes!

Picture of a crown

When we give our messes to Jesus, we’re putting them in the hands of the King of kings that secured our peace and hope. These are the very hands that strengthen us and carry us through times of uncertainty.

We’re promised this in Isaiah 40:28b-31(NIV):

“The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

This has spurred me on these last few days and my soul has been strengthened by this promise. I pray the very same for you as well!

Whatever your royal messes are, they can always be given over to Royalty and exchanged for peace and hope.

We want to know, how are you facing your royal messes? Share tips or even struggles, we would love to hear from you and pray for you.

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