What to Do when Chaos Comes KnockingThursday, March 09, 2017
Ever have days when it seems that when one problem is solved, another one takes its place? It makes me feel like I can't breathe. I try not to focus on the negative so I spend time in my bible and praying. It helps even when I don't understand what in the world is going on!
Sometimes during those times all I have to give The Lord is my hurt, my frustration, and my confusion. But He wants us to come to Him this way. Not that He wants to see us broken and battered, but He wants us to be REAL with Him. He wants us to be desperate for Him as we are for air and water. He wants to take our chaos and bring it back into order. And finally, He wants us to lean on Him.
No matter how long we pray over something, no matter how hurt we are, no matter how long it's been, the Lord hears every cry, sees every tear, and honors every hope in Him. All we have to do is:
It seems so hard to do, I know, but when I look at all the times I've taken Motrin believing that two tablets would cure my headache and how many times I've bought food or electronic stuff believing that it would fulfill my need either to feed my hunger or enhance my office or home equipment...I need to take that belief, wrap it up and apply it the Lord who hears and feels my pain. He will come and answer me... AND that there's a time and place where all of it will make sense. I look forward to that day!
If your world seems to be in chaos, talk to the Lord about it and then trust Him. Trust Him that He knows exactly what He's doing and you will come out on the other side stronger and better than before.