Chaos And The Body

Chaos… I may not live in the US, but I have been reading all of the posts from my friends, hearing about a friends granddaughter who was assaulted, and restaurants torn apart. This is chaos. The world is going a bit crazy…

We must find ourselves grounded in His Words and His Promises. Chaos may not be something God wants to have happen, but He does say it will happen. I found this interesting verse in Proverbs:

Proverbs 16:4 Adonai made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of disaster. (CJB)

The Lord works everything together to accomplish his purpose.

Even the wicked are included in his plans—he sets them aside for the day of disaster. (TPT)

Obviously God knew that there would be a day of disaster. The wicked, crazily enough, are part of this day. Lately we have seen many “days of disaster.” It is a bit overwhelming. I don’t watch the news, but just reading about what is happening is enough to fill me with sadness.

Everyone is going to respond differently to the situation. Some people will “fight” and some will pray. Some will stay at home, and some will go out and help.

We have different personalities. We are different body parts in the family of God. I often feel like we have forgotten this. We begin to demand that others act like us. We begin to criticize those who don’t “act like us.”

As we face these times, we must WORK together as a BODY. Don’t force someone to go participate in a protest if they are not led by the Spirit. Maybe they are supposed to stay home and care for a neighbor. Don’t criticize someone who chooses to go join a protest. Maybe they will be able to calm an angry person and destabilize a potential crazy situation.

We should encourage one another to listen to the Spirit and follow what He says. Take time to engage with those around you and be there to help as you are able. We need to be HIS HOPE in the middle of the chaos…

Adonai made everything for its purpose… The Lord works everything together to accomplish his purpose.

This is what I needed to be reminded of. This is what I needed to hear. I pray that this simple, yet profound verse, reminds you that GOD is in control. That God KNOWS what is happening.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rose Horton

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