2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
Even in the mess...I keep calm and carry on. There is a quote on our fridge from a Caedmon's Call song Table for Two
Well this day's been crazy
but everything's happen on schedule
And my husband added the words..."your pain in planned" right above those lyrics. God is not surprised by any of our "messes" or by our pain - they, in the end, are meant to mold and transform us. Take joy in your mess. Hold tightly to Jesus for HE is our calm and HE will help us carry on.