Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Calm

In the midst of chaos, in the midst of change, in the midst of many unknowns, there can still be calm. There is something is so wonderful that in the storm there is calm, there is peace, and there is comfort. When the winds swirl, the rains pound, your vision is blurred, firm land is not in sight, and the compass is broken comfort is found in the truth that you are not alone, you are never alone. Peace shines in the raging storm if you look not at the approaching waves, not at the insurmountable tasks, but at the One standing beside you, at the One who holds your hand, at the One who sees beyond the storm to the light.

Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.
He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.
They were glad when it grew calm,
and he guided them to their desired haven.

Whoever is wise, let him heed these things
and consider the great love of the LORD.
Pslam 107: 28-30, 43


A large part of my life is experiencing a major change. I don't think anyone can fully understand it not being involved in this area. There are many unknowns, many unanswered questions, but one thing is certain: God is working, He is always working. A friend commented that it will take an "act of God" in this area and I was struck by the simplicity that every movent of His hand, of His will is an "act of God". And when it is an "act of God" you are waiting on and not an "act of Man" there is comfort and peace, there is trust and faith, there is assurance that the One who acts will do so out of Righteousness, out of Grace, out of Justice, out of Holiness. But the most comforting thought is that it will be and act of Love.

This is true in so much more than this certain situation. I hope that this truth will be remembered by me in everything.

P.S. Please don't think that the world is falling apart, there are just BIG (read HUGE) changes in my school and we are dealing with those.

5 Comments:

Blogger Aim Claim said...

God is love and it WILL be an act of love.

I admire your great attitude!

3/22/2006 1:08 PM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

I don't know what all is going on, but I know One who does. The fact that He sees the WHOLE picture was something I really pondered on last night.

I lift you up in prayer my dear friend.

3/22/2006 1:35 PM  
Blogger jes said...

have they extended the six-figure salary to you yet? ;)

3/22/2006 2:32 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

No matter what happens, no matter the outcome of whatever it is you are going through remember that God is bigger than all of it.

It's hard to remember that He is in charge sometimes. I think that is when our humanness steps up to bat and tries to take over.

Keep your situation in prayer and trust the Lord to move His hands in this and no matter what happens, He will make something good come from it. Remember Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future."

God bless!

3/22/2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger green said...

As long as He is leading the way, the changes in your life are nothing that can't be overcome.

3/22/2006 9:35 PM  

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