Chronicling 40: Days 10-15 of 365

Getting Things in Order

For many of us there are times in our lives where things seem to be out of order, out of place, and not making sense.  At the time, it may even feel chaotic or uncertain.  Later, once all the dust settles, we can begin to see clearly how God was ordering things and preparing the way for the change.

After this happens so many times in our lives, when things seem in upheaval, we start to wonder what God is up to.  We still don’t have the answers or what the long term result will be, we simply trust that whatever it is… God is in control.

For myself, when I find myself in this season… I look for how God is getting things in order.  What little things have been changing?  What opportunities have suddenly presented themselves?  Has God brought someone new in to my life, or taken someone out?  Am I seeing roots severed, branches being pruned… a preparation to be transferred out of the comfy place I am in now … into new ground?  Have I been stabilized by what pops up around me?

I look for the fingerprints in the moment, and I always find them.  It’s assurance to me that once again, God is in control.  And… I find peace.

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