Late August usually marks the return to a steady rhythm for most families. The daily cadence of church, work, school, and extracurricular activity normally brings with it a soothing, metered regularity.
But this year is very different.
When our busyness is metered by rhythmic regularity, it can bring a healthy pace back to a disrupted routine. But when that busyness is complicated by irregularity and apprehension, it catalyzes our concerns and feeds our fears.
As much as we hoped and prayed it wouldn’t, the COVID19 pandemic has disrupted life as we know it. Returning to a rhythm this year feels more like a Junior High Sadie Hawkins dance than an elegant night in the ballroom. Something feels off. Unusual. Weird. The Wolfes are kindof tripping our way through the days right now. There is meaning in it. There is joy. But our steps are more offbeat than normal this year. The return to a daily rhythm is a bit of an awkward dance for now.
But we believe in and pray to the God who cares, who listens, and who can.
Can he do it? Can God make something beautiful from this season of disrupted normality? Can he take the disorder and irregularity of this season, and arrange it all into some glorious melody yet unsung?
“Can he do it? Can God make something beautiful from this season of disrupted normality? Can he take the disorder and irregularity of this season, and arrange it all into some glorious melody yet unsung?”Tweet
The God of the Bible has always been in the business of creating order from chaos. His glory, his goodness, and his grandeur have been on open display since the foundations of the earth when he spoke into nothing and created everything. The vastness of creation is a testimony to the strength of his hand and the power of his arm.
We serve the God who can.
“O sovereign Lord!
You made the heavens and the earth
by your strong hand and powerful arm.
Nothing is too hard for you!”Jeremiah 32:17
So when your rhythm feels off and you find yourself tripping through the day, remember that even when you can’t hear it God is making beautiful music in the rhythms of your life. Pray that he might give you ears to hear. And pray that in every moment when you feel like you just can’t, God will give you the faith to believe again that he can.
“Even when you can’t hear it God is making beautiful music in the rhythms of your life. Pray that he might give you ears to hear.”Tweet
Grace and Peace,