Pat Sczebel

Pastor, worship leader, songwriter

Meaningful Messiness?

[Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.] Romans 8

[You are not a distant, disconnected, dispassionate Savior. You're presently making all things new, and this involves showing up in the messes and madness of life. Where there is injustice, disease, brokenness and suffering, that's where you will be found, and where you call us to meet you.] Scotty Smith

Father you are with us, you know the messy specifics; in the middle of chaos you are there. Give us grace to trust in what we know is true, we need grace to trust that you're in the messiness of life. That every breath we inhale and exhale are testaments of that sustaining grace. Make us people that both know and trust that we're planted on the Rock of Ages. I pray that this truth would cast out fear. Oh how we wander; we love to try to find something to make us feel more secure. Give us eyes of faith to see that the the only thing we need is already ours. Your gospel tells us that we're planted, even if we can't see it or feel it, but simply because you promise it. I pray against tunnel vision that hinders us from remembering your promises. Supply the courage to go to your word, and see endless examples of your faithfulness and fulfilled promises. Father help us, slow us down and break us down to remind us, our great need points to a great Saviour. The battle is won. The victory is ours. We approach the throne through Jesus. So today father I pray that however messy today may be we will meet you and you'll make the messiness meaningful.