I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul. All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth. They shall sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord. For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he perceives from far away. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.I cannot change the chaos - but I can give thanks and praise.
I cannot calm the crazy - but God can calm my heart
In the midst of these troubled times - God is truth.
When I am freaking out just a little bit, or even a lot - God is there.
His hand is outstretched - we walk through this together.
He will fulfill His purpose - but He has no obligation to follow my plan.
His purpose is eternally greater than a job, or a location, or a bank account, or even a medical diagnosis - and His purpose stretches farther than my eye can see or my mind can comprehend.
God's love is unchanging, unwavering and unending. Even when I don't exactly feel it - His love is still here. God's love anchors me to Him beyond the details of today's circumstance.
He hasn't given up on me - He's just getting started.
But it's a work zone.
I'm a hot mess.