This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. The prompt today is “still.” I am also taking part in Write 31 Days (writing on a prompt every day during the month of October). I may not be posting on the blog every day, but you can find an index page where all the posts in the series will be added here.
The last couple of years have been full of upheaval for all of us.
We’ve faced restrictions on our daily life that would have been unimaginable in 2019:
Don’t travel outside your council area…Only one hour of exercise a day…No visiting family…Events cancelled…No singing…Wear a mask…Keep a 2m distance…
It’s felt like it’s never-ending yet forever-changing. At times it has felt like a bad dream.
And then there are the family and friends who have had massive personal upheaval to add to that through illness and bereavement. Whatever the “new normal” looks like it won’t be the same.
And yet, as people were quick to declare, even in the chaos of early 2020, God is still sovereign. He is still faithful. He is still on the throne. He is still good.
Life is fragile, full of change and uncertainty, but God is constant. He is still the same now as he was in 2019, as he has been forever.
And that is something we can trust in, whatever changes life brings our way. It’s the only thing we can truly hope in.
It’s the only way to find rest in the middle of the chaos.
“Be still, and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10 NLT)