Have you ever done a 500-piece puzzle?
My mother-in-law used to do them all the time. She would leave the card table up in the family room all winter doing puzzles. My girls used to love doing puzzles with her. Once in a while though, kids would be crawling around and bump the table and some of the pieces would fall off or come apart. It took a lot of time to put a puzzle together but only a few seconds to have it fall apart.
Sometimes in life it seems that we work so hard and then one event, one decision, one situation can seem to make all the hard work seem worthless. It seems like our world is crumbling around us.
But that may be God’s way of fixing something that we didn’t know was broken. Casting Crowns has a song titled Just Be Held. One line in the song says, “Your world’s not falling apart; it’s falling into place.”
The next time it seems your world is falling apart, ask God to show you how He is really just shaking everything up and allowing the pieces of your puzzle to actually fall right into His plan.