33 – We Create Calm in the Chaos

Many mornings after my quiet time, I head for a walk in the park.

Nature is oblivious to the craziness this world has plunged headlong into.  She’s peaceful and offers my soul a second wind and a much needed reprieve from the turmoil.  Calm in the chaos. 

These moments are crucial to my emotional and spiritual wellbeing so I’ve committed to creating more of them and this week I encourage you to do the same. 

Let’s purposely pursue activities that provide a hiatus from the hysteria. 

For me, it is nature, music, cooking, writing, reading, cleaning and fitness. Losing myself in the joy these bring gives me a sense of control in an out-of-control world. 

Whatever offers you a recess from world events and provides breathing room to regroup or relax, intentionally schedule it in your day. 

Because what you focus on grows, positive or negative. 

Focus on beauty and suddenly you’ll see it everywhere. Dwelling on your fears only invites more fear. Get the picture?  

Finding calm in the chaos is redirecting your attention to more of what you want and less of what you don’t. It’s such a simple yet profound principle. 

Having lost everything and everyone he cherished, Job said “What I always feared has happened to me. What I dreaded has come true.” Job 3:25   After hearing this passage referenced in a sermon on the mindset, I’ve tried to be more mindful of what’s on my mind.  

This week let’s concentrate on creating moments of calm in our inner and outer world.  

Pursue something that shifts your attention away from panic, pandemics, politics and fear and immerse yourself in anything that restores the sacred space that is your soul. 

This is creating calm in the chaos. 

Sandra Hubbard 

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(7) Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Amen…excellent thoughts to remember and keep in our mind especially as we are surrounded by negative world & political news daily…When I grew up people weren’t constantly focused on politics & arguing with each other. So sad today but we need to be aware it can attach to us if we don’t watch it🙏🏻🙏🏻

  2. It does. I know those moments are so few and far between for you but you have the best with the hand you have been. dealt and done so with grace and patience!

  3. I can vouch for the truth of these words. For the past 18 months I have not been able to take the time to be alone like I once did and it makes a world of difference.

  4. Exactly! I’ve discovered there is much more beauty in this world than chaos if I intentionally look for them.

  5. sherrye lacour says:

    This rings so true. I’ve learned to focus on all the beauty and good around us when it would be easy to forget to recognize these in the midst of so much chaos. The smallest things – beautiful clouds, flowers, the joy in a child’s face – all become a blessing if you take the time to really see them.

  6. Yes! I walk and let nature’s sounds transport me to a place of peace. It is those moments that keep us grounded and aware that He has it all under control regardless of what circumstances look like!

  7. Nancy says:

    Amen sister. Walking and listening to worship music bring me back to awareness of God’s presence.

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