Tangles

Help, I cannot straighten this out!  Is that your cry? Do you have problems untangling a long vacuum cleaner chord?  There have been many times when it got the best of me. I have no idea how they can get in such a mess. Another frustrating example is a tiny delicate necklace chain; once knotted, it is nearly impossible to correct.

If there is someone close by, passing on the project might be the solution.  Maybe a fresh approach is all that is needed. Another suggestion is to just set it aside, and come back later when we have more time to concentrate.  We can work things out.

 Things are more involved when the tangles are in our relationships. Anxiety takes over and it feels like our nerves become tangled. We get that feeling in the pit of our stomach. An invisible force has you tied in knots.  In those times of stress and feeling overwhelmed, we need to go directly to God. He can make a way, when it seems there is no way.  

The Apostles Paul and Peter faced conflicts regarding relationships with Gentile believers (Galatians 2:11-12). Later we see from a writing by Peter he held no hard feelings toward his accuser, “and regard the patience of our Lord to be salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction (2 Peter:3 15-16 NAS).”  Let the Lord untangle; His hands are to be trusted!

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