Monday, May 18, 2015

A Season of Chaos

Have you ever had one of those weeks where it just seems to be never ending?

What about one of those months?

This past month for me has had a full momentum, bottle rocket like feel throughout it. I believe this is due partially to me catching up on all that I missed while away, but also just a rapid collusion of all life events happening at once. 

I had my flight home, getting pretty sick, my grandmom passing, a surprise party, cheerleading meetings, in-laws' birthdays, mother's day celebrations, graduations, taking care of a handicapped pup, family visits, my hub's birthday and a long list of people wanting to simply hang out. I feel there is only one truly appropriate word for this time period.


There doesn't seem to be a day that goes by where my plate is not completely full (and I mean falling off the edges of the plate) and at times that can get very overwhelming. I went to bed just after 9:00pm last night due to the sheer exhaustion of the past several days/weeks.

In my quiet time with God this weekend, I expressed just how exhausted I was from this chaotic season of life. He just softly whispered into my soul, "And what a beautiful time it has been."

You know what? Like He always is, He was extremely right.

Sometimes I am very much aware of the beauty that lives in our all to often, insanely chaotic and hectic lives. (But the simple reminder completely made me smile and reflect.)

Just this month alone I was able to spend time with my beautiful Washington cousins whom I sadly rarely see, I had multiple days with my amazing family (both childhood family and married family), I was able to catch up with old friends, get awesome hugs from some of my beautiful cheerleaders, celebrate the love of my life, and worship God with my own church family.

It's been one incredible month!

And what God showed me in this little convo we had was that He is there, even in the chaos, making each and every moment of our lives beautiful. We just need to be available to open our eyes and see each lovely minute as we are experiencing it.

I know that sometimes in our hectic spells, we can get stressed out, and only see the next task that needs to be accomplished. But I strongly urge you to simply breathe for a moment, stop, and look around at all of the beauty coming out of the chaos. This season will be here today and gone tomorrow.

So how do we step back and breathe in these hectic moments? In the Message Bible it says, 

6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. 
Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, 
letting God know your concerns. 
Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, 
everything coming together for good, 
will come and settle you down. 
It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry 
at the center of your life.

This has become almost a constant mantra for me. Give your chaos and worries to God and He, in return, will give you a peaceful sense of wholeness that will settle you down. He's pretty darn awesome in that way.

In the same way that you spill your worries on to your trusted best friend and they calm you down by telling you everything will work out, we can all gather strength in the knowledge that the creator of the universe is telling us the exact same thing, when we overload our hectic lives on to him.

And it is so sweet to know that, not only is He reassuring us that it will all be alright, but He is also reminding us to look around at all of the beauty that He has created in that season of chaos.
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