The life you are given by God is like if a million-piece puzzle. When you look at the picture on the box you marvel at the beauty of the work of art. You know that in your longest life you will never be able to complete even half of the puzzle. You might get frustrated wishing the piece in your hand would go in the spot you are focussing on, but you understand that it is only one piece of the beautiful image printed in the front of the box.

God has designed your life like such a master puzzle – you know that every experience and nuance of your life has been carefully crafted to produce one glorious picture of God’s glory and goodness. Where every piece of your life fits in, might not be apparent initially, but when you sit back knowing that God is not a facetious puzzle manufacturer but a God of goodness, you can truly appreciate the picture on the front of the box.

God is a perfect puzzle-of-life manufacturer. Romans 11:36 is the beautiful picture on the front.

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Romans 11:36

Romans 8:28 is the guarantee that all the right pieces are in the box and all fit exactly as designed.

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 8:28