CHAOS—I’m 💯 sure your experience of chaos is different than mine. It’s the interruption we experience on any given day, hour or second that ruffles our day. The unexpected situation = CHAOS.
But having CALMNESS IN CHAOS is possible. How sway? How? 🤔 How do you have calmness in chaos, it’s like a oxymoron. It’s like a catch 22. You want me to be calm while I’m burning in this fire (figuratively speaking).
Last month I experienced some “chaos”. It had me to the point of wanting to make DRASTIC decisions, wash my hands and be done, didn’t want to deal anymore. You know, where you are just done, sick of being sick and tired (yes, that feeling 🙄). I had to deal with my inner feelings of overload. Although this chaos wasn’t my battle to fight, but because I am connected to the person, it became my battle.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”Matthew 11:28 KJV
Since I couldn’t do anything physically. Spiritually though, PRAYER 🙏🏾 was the ONLY thing. I’ve never prayed so hard and so much. That is when I’m reminded that God wants to give us calmness in chaos.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”John 14:27 KJV
I cannot stress how much prayer calms me. The peace that is washed over me, when I wholeheartedly pray is reassuring. This is what God wants. I know it’s easier said than done, I know even after you pray you still experience the chaos. But “he gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless [Isaiah 40:29] when we surrender through our prayer with a pure heart.
Hope this encourages someone to go harder and pray more frequently in your everyday life. Not only when things go left, but even when they are right.
If prayer doesn’t work for you, share with me below what works best for you.
Peace & Joy