Life’s a Mess – Be Still and Sing

Life can be a mess - sing anyway

Life can be a mess – sing anyway

Life can be a mess.  It might be a quiet mess and you can’t tell anyone what’s going on, or maybe it’s  loud mess while you’re moving across the country or you’re the prime number one spot on people’s prayer chains.

Maybe your family is going in all directions and you don’t know what’s going to happen and your brain spins in a desperate attempt to sort it all out.

Maybe sadness eats at your soul and the loss of your husband of 60 years tears at your heart.

Maybe distance is separating you from someone you love.  Maybe someone you love is creating distance.

Maybe college feels impossible.  Maybe your older child cannot find a summer job and therefore might not make it to college.

Maybe you are afraid your house isn’t going to sell or maybe you won’t find a house to buy.

Maybe heaven can’t come soon enough to reunite you with your son.  Maybe the disease carried by your loved one is carrying you away.

Life can be a mess.  A loud mess or a quiet mess.

And either way, here are God’s words to you today.  Just for today, my friend.

God says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 46:10 NIV

How do I know?  Because all of the above has been on my mind this week.  All.Of.It.  Now all of the above mess is not just mine – but I know people who are struggling with each thing listed.

Life can be, and has been for me, overwhelming.  I sat outside on my porch swing tonight, thinking about writing something “inspirational” and snickering at the thought that I had anything to offer a reader.  Suddenly my son appeared with my camera in hand, trying to catch the cardinal singing heartily from the tree.  And while I was focusing on the beautiful red feathers, just beyond the range of the camera I spotted a dear grazing in the dusk.  I came inside to put away the camera and my verse of the day came up:

“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

In the midst of life's mess - be still and let God be exalted!

In the midst of life’s mess – be still and let God be exalted!

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