Luke 5:1-8                                                                    The Missing Pieces

“Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”      Luke 5:5 (NKJV)

“I can’t do it. I’ve tried,” cried the young boy as he stomped his feet, flailed his arms, and then flopped onto the floor. In reality, he had worked the small puzzle for only a few minutes.

His father watched the frustrated child’s tears fall. “Let me help you with it,” he offered.

Pouting the boy said, “It’s no use!” Then his eyes grew large with amazement when he saw the beautiful picture appear as his father placed the missing pieces into the puzzle.

Confident in our own abilities to accomplish the task at hand, sometimes we fail. Frustrated with problems confronting us, we throw our hands up in defeat not understanding that there may be missing pieces. If we look to God and follow His direction, He can help us see the big picture.

Prayer: Gracious Father, Help us as Your children to look to You in times of frustration, guide us with the right teachings of Your word that we may see the bigger picture of our lives. In Jesus Name.

                                                                                By Rory C. Keel


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