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Written by FBJ Women for Women

October 5, 2020

by: Mysti Chustz

Our Tangled Web

Did you know a spider can spin an elaborate web in an hour? I had no idea. I just know the guy pictured above wasn’t in my doorframe this afternoon, and tonight here he sits in this remarkable creation. Not pictured is what transpired a couple of minutes later… Just a simple stick in the hands of a kid and that web and all the effort behind it, were destroyed. Gone…almost as quickly as it was created.

How quickly the scenery around us can change. But, our God, He does not change.

My mouth says that I trust the Lord. That is, until He allows something to interfere with my web. MY web, spun with my own hands. The one in which I have invested my heart and my mind. The one I love. I do not like when the God who made me, rearranges me.

It’s not a bad thing to love our web. God is pleased at our work and dedication. However, we cannot love the work of our hands more than we love God. If we do, He certainly will reset our priority, even if that means taking apart what we have built. Our good Father will stop at no lengths to protect us from ourselves. However, we can count on this, God never tears us apart without the promise that He will spin a new work in us. He does not tear apart to defeat. He tears apart to rebuild stronger.

God is steady in the building of our webs. He is steady as we sit right in the center and admire our work. He is also steady when our web is dismantled. He is steady as we pick ourselves up and design a new web.

He is the only thing that can never be taken from us. What a treasure we have in our steadfast Jesus as the world around us shifts every day.

“I, the Lord, do not change. Therefore, you, are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6

Dear Father, You will never shift or change. Help us build our lives upon your unchanging rock. In Jesus name, Amen.

Mysti Chustz

Mysti Chustz


  • Mysti Chustz has been following Jesus since she was six years old.
  • She is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Her most favorite roles are being wife to Philip and mama to Coleman, Mary Lamar, and Clay.
  • If one verse was used to describe her life, it would be Philippians 1:6. “Be confident of this, the One who starts the work in you is faithful to complete the work in you.”