Year 8-Day 252: Today, I am grateful for the meaning from the chaos.
"Jesus never promised to eliminate all of the chaos from our lives; He said He'd bring meaning to it." -Bob Goff
Bob Goff, a lawyer by profession, I am sure he has seen a great deal of chaos through the years. He has studied law and order. He still uses his skills when needed, but he'd rather chase Jesus. He has the best sense of humor.
There is chaos in the world. It is real. There is darkness and evil, but we do not have to be discouraged. We have a God who is bigger and stronger than any evil. He delights in bringing order to chaos... but he does it on his own timetable. His clock is not our clock.
"Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens.God called the space “sky.”"-Genesis 1:6-8
Separating, adding space and setting in place. Creation declares the wonder of His ways. When I ponder it, I never cease to be amazed. If He can create order in nature... and nature does indeed have an order... then He can handle anything messy in our lives.
We have to trust him with the mess. When we turn it over to Him, we have to stop taking it back when we get impatient. We have to wait Him out in the hallways of our lives and in His time...He makes all things beautiful.
"Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end." -Ecclesiastes 3:11
He brings healing to the broken and wounded. He delivers hope when our cup runs out. He is our freedom when darkness tries to overwhelm us. He is good. He can be trusted. He is always good.
Chaos is temporary. His faithfulness is forever.
Pause. Ponder. Pray. Proceed with courage.
Today, I am grateful for the meaning from the chaos.