CHAOS

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“Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters”.  Genesis 1:2 NIV

Chaos is defined as complete disorder and confusion, behavior so unpredictable as to appear random, and the formless matter that existed before the creation of the universe.  Burt creates chaos in our home.  It is safe to say when Burt is around there is disorder and lots of confusion.  His behavior definitely fits into the category of unpredictable.

Genesis 1:2 states that God’s spirit was hovering over the waters when the  earth was formless and empty.  Darkness was over the surface of the deep and it was chaotic.  God spoke and took disorder and turned it into order.  He turned chaos into the heavens and the earth, day and night, and every living creature and pronounced it good.  He was pleased with his creative work and rested from his labor.

Life feels chaotic a majority of the time to many of us.  Whether it is our work schedules, our children’s sports schedules, a new dog with behavioral issues, or dirty dishes and laundry piling up around you; we tend to feel like our lives are spinning out of control.  God is not a God of disorder but of peace.  He longs to take our chaos and create order.

Colossians 1:15-17 states, “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For in him all things were created:  things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.  He is before all things, and in him all things hold together”.  In him all things hold together!  You might feel like you are hanging on by a thread but the Bible say he holds all things together and that includes you and me!

Seek him first even when your schedule is overwhelming you.  Praise him during the stressful, sleepless, seemingly endless nights.  Recognize that the God who created the heavens and the earth created you and can turn your chaos into order.  He can still your troubled heart and fill you with his peace.  Not the peace that the world gives but the peace that passes all understanding.  A peace that will bring order to your everyday chaotic life.

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