FROM POST ORGINALLY WRITTEN ON 5/11/17
As we travel this road called life, we will encounter chaos. It is not the way God intended our path to be.
He created perfection.
He created order.
In the middle of nothing, He melted the darkness and made light.
He stirred the winds and His breath established land masses from the seas.
He designed a perfect environment for every living thing.
With one word, He said and it was.
He placed His ultimately crafted humanity within it all.
And then there was chaos.
Every day we’re exposed to the chaos of this world. We see it in our government, our places of employment, our child rearing, our education, on the streets – everywhere. We argue among ourselves over how it should be – how it could be – why it isn’t the way we think it should be and still solutions seem non existent.
Our world tells us that we shouldn’t rely on our Creator – to think for ourselves, depend on meditation, inner-peace, self. Yet, as children of the Creator, we have no choice but to depend on Him.
The spider whips up a snare for her dinner without knowing why.
The unlikely caterpillar spins a cocoon so that beauty will emerge.
A soon-to-be-mother goes through months of discomfort, swollen body, forgetting what her feet look like, to bring forth new life that presents its own form of chaos.
Chaos, like necessity, gives rise to order. As we look around us and wonder over all the confusion, unrest, bedlam and mass hysteria, we could drown in depression and anxiety. We could be swallowed up by it, but never forget that God is in control. He never changes even though everything around us does.
In the flurry of chaos, He gives us the ability to think clearly.
In the storms of life, He provides tranquility and peace.
In the depths of hopelessness, He gives us sure hope and promise.
On our earthly journey, when faced with difficult decisions,
He gives us strength,
He brings order out of chaos.
He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord‘s, and on them he has set the world. 1 Samuel 2:8