CHAOS is all around us
causing CHAOS within us.
The stock market falling
Flights being cancelled
Meetings being cancelled
Family get togethers being cancelled.
Life as we know it is beginning to stand still
BUT then we look up
& see the ONE who isn't
HE IS PEACE in the midst of a storm.
HE IS HOPE in the midst of hopelessness.
HE IS LOVE in the midst of rejection.
HE IS FORGIVENESS in the midst of bitterness.
HE IS STILLNESS in the midst of CHAOS
GOD isn't CHAOTIC.
GOD doesn't cause CHAOS.
GOD never wanted CHAOS to be part of our life
from the moment HE told Adam "don't" eat the apple.
BUT Adam, given free will,
took the gift of "free will"
to take the forbidden fruit from his wife's hand
in order to take one bite
causing CHAOS to enter into the garden
because CHAOS entered into their hearts~
And it only took one bite.
What are taking just one bite of today?
Is it a bite of FEAR because you have been bitten by the uncertainty of world events?
Is it a bite of ANXIETY because you have been bitten by a circumstance beyond your control?
Is it a bite of BITTERNESS because you once again have been bitten by rejection?
It may only take one bite to birth CHAOS~
but it took three nails to get rid of
once and for all.
"IT IS FINISHED" came the cry that stomped out CHAOS
that stomped out FEAR
that stomped out ANXIETY
that stomped out BITTERNESS
IN HIM there is no CHAOS.
So let's FAST from CHAOS today
by FIXING our eyes away from CHAOS
"Let us fix our eyes on JESUS, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before HIM endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of GOD" (Hebrews 12:2)
So when CHAOS starts to creep back into your life and you want to surrender to it
"Consider HIM who endured such opposition from sinful men,
so that you will not grow weary and lose heart" (Hebrews 12:3)
Because of the
"GOODNESS OF GOD" (listen to the song below)