I'm currently knitting my first ever sock. I've knitted a lot, but never socks or mittens (double pointed needles). My newest most favorite yarn shop showed me a new method that really works...but...
I started the thing many times (Tom doesn't know how many times.) I ripped it apart, wound the yarn back up and started again.
Each time I used the same pattern, the same needles, the same yarn. I kept doing it and doing it and doing it and each time I discovered a little something that was giving me trouble.
Eventually, it clicked. And I think I'm going to find socks quite rewarding.
It struck me that my walk with God is something like that. I have the right tools. He has given me what I need and He will continue to do so.
Each time I get a little further. Each time I discover something I didn't "get" before. But each time I end up unraveling and beginning anew.
Each and every day, I end up with a greater understanding of my own sin, my failure, my need for a Saviour.
Each and every day, He provides what I need.
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
"The LORD is my portion," says my soul,
"therefore I will hope in him." (Lam 3:22-24)