I’ve just been through a period like that. Juggling my husband’s needs against what life demanded left me swirling. It seemed the faster I went the behinder I got. Then with his passing, the needs were very different, but had a deadline…his graduation party. But life did not slow down. There were many things left undone from the previous months.
Those thoughts came to me as I began the process of redoing my front bedroom. First all the stuff had to be moved out of the way. Bedding stripped from the bed and the bed frame moved to the garage. Books from the bookshelf were piled in the living room. The picture on the wall above the bed had to be removed because the new bed’s headboard was higher.
What a mess.
Then the rebuilding began. With help from the deliverymen, a new bed began to appear. A new, matching bookcase was placed against the wall. The picture was re-hung two inches higher.
The mess was worth it.
I’m in the process of rebuilding. With the help of God and friends, I am able to see a new life coming into focus for me. It won’t be the same as before. But I believe the words in a song I hear regularly on the radio.
Casting Crowns, “Just Be Held”.
“Your world’s not falling apart, it’s falling into place.”
God has a place for you and me. If you feel your life is a chaotic mess, hang on. He is right by our side with a plan for our future.
It will be worth it.
“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG)