Calm in Chaos

There’s a certain peacefulness that comes with routine.

I know what time to get up, get breakfast for my family, get them off to school and work, spend time with Jesus, start writing. For the most part, I know what to expect each day. That is until the unexpected happens. When alarms don’t go off, family is sick or poor choices bring painful consequences. That’s when the chaos begins.

Sometimes this chaos is a result of decisions we have made, but often, by no choice of our own, we are a part of other’s chaos. It’s in this place that I can find myself struggling; struggling with judgment and anger. Struggling to get on my knees and ask God for His protection in the chaos.

I know my God can bring the calm in the chaos; He showed me this morning.

In Exodus 11, the worst of the plagues is getting ready to  hit Egypt; the first born male of each family will be dead. God gives this promises to His people,

“There will be loud wailing throughout Egypt—worse than there has ever been or ever will be again.  But among the Israelites not a dog will bark at any person or animal.’ Then you will know that the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.”

Peace. Calm. While all around the Israelites there was unimaginable pain, God gave His people peace.

Life can be a lot like a tornado storm moving from calm to chaos in a matter of minutes. But God offers His people calm in the chaos as we purpose to live each day hidden in Him. Take shelter, my friend, and find His peace.

Jesus, there is one thing that is predictable. You said that in this life we will have trouble, but You have overcome the world. (John 16:33) Overcome the world in my life, in my chaos and trouble today. Amen

The winner of Wednesday’s signed copy of “His Revolutionary Love” and a gift card to Starbuck’s is Linda  who posted at May 2, 2012 at 8:03 am. I am so glad you are getting this book to share with your grandchildren! Please email me your full name and address at [email protected] and I’ll get it right out!



  1. This totally spoke to me! Thank you so much for sharing. It’s all about how we handle the tornado’s in life. Lately, tornadoes are blowing me over instead of me weathering them with grace. Thank you for this inspiration!

  2. I love it. I was sharing my mom that right now being unemployed I sometimes feel like I’m in a tornado of emotions but in my heart I know I will persevere with God on my side.

  3. This speaks to me in light of the economic crisis. The Lord shall preserve, increase and prosper His people amidst the chaos.

  4. Oh my! Protection in chaos? It’s so easy during the calm to have peace, rejoice in it and be thankful for it. It’s in the midst of chaos that I so forget where to go for that peace! I’ve recently started journaling so that I can see when I do have calmness in my life that it’s because I was walking with God in faith. It’s when I take my eyes off Him that the chaos begins and continues until I remember where i need to go. Thank the Lord that I have learned over this last year not to wait quite as long to search for peace through Him. I’m not where I need to be but i’m getting there one step at a time.

  5. Praying that God will help me go from chaos to calm…dealing with many major changes in life right now…

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