When Life is Chaos – Isaiah 49:23

Organizing my priorities has had me tied up in knots this week, since a hairy, life-changing event happened in our family. I’ve been on edge, trying to untangle the threads and still meet my deadlines.

Always Hope byKD Canva

Today, however, Karen Ball from the Steve Laube Agency posted just the words I needed to hear. We must be experiencing similar frustrations with the many kinks and twists in the weaving of our lives causing both of us to fail getting our blog posts written.

Take a look at her current one, “Expecting the Unexpected.” In her relaxed, encouraging style, she brought me back to the realization that “life is chaos” and God is still in control. He’s still God.

As though to make sure I was listening, the first person to comment on Karen’s post shared a verse that has been one of my favorites for years.

“Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who hope in me will not be disappointed” (Isaiah 49:23 NIV).

So, perhaps I’m not giving you anything terribly eloquent today. I’m leaning on someone else’s insight, mainly because I can’t compete with how well Karen says it. And she’s funnier than I am.

But here’s the truth. Sometimes all we’ve got is hope. And there’s no reason to stew about anything that’s going on around us, even when we’re trapped in a mess of problems like wool threads on a spindle. God promised through his prophet that we will know him and we won’t be disappointed.

It’s going to be OK.

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

By Kathy Sheldon Davis

Kathy Sheldon Davis, contributing author of Jesus Talked to Me Today and a finalist for the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade award, lives with her husband, Jerry, in Oregon's fertile Willamette Valley. Kathy enjoys mentoring and editing for other writers, making strangers into friends, and celebrating holidays with her extended family. She has written for Pathways—Moments with God since 2016 and posts devotionals on her blog at kathysheldondavis.com .

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