Disruptions/changes can unsettle , when illness brings you to a halt or the winter weather closes you in and all your plans come to nought often you are brought to that sense that so much of your labours are futile, just activities, routines, tasks many of which in the light of the bigger picture don’t really mount to that much. So for me then I shouldn’t really place such a high importance on them, shouldn’t be unsettled when they don’t happen or don’t happen the way I want them to.
When my everyday is not the same everyday when disruptions and interruptions happen I so need to see them as opportunities and not problems or inconveniences! When that man we are helping comes to the door at an inopportune time, really I should be glad that it is my door he is knocking and not be annoyed by the interruption. When that lonely person comes in, then I should be glad that they have come and put aside my tasks to talk with them. When my home is full, just be glad and happy that it is and not unsettled by the lack of routine for in a very short while it will be empty again.
In all these everyday disruptions and interruptions the one thing I need is:
Divine Grace from my Lord, who never turned anyone away, who always made time, who used every opportunity to share the love of the Father, who was in tune with the Spirit to go where He led.
I need Grace to put aside the routine, the tasks and embrace the interruptions and accept the disruptions as part of my day, part of God’s plan for that day.
I need Grace from the Unchanging God, from God who is the same yesterday, today and forever, who changes not, nor in whom there is any shadow of turning, but who remains the same: Steadfast; Faithful; True; Loving; my Rock; my dependable, consistent Lord.
When all around is restless, unsettled, changing then I need to run to the Rock who is Higher than I. Take refuge in Him, rest in His consistency, dependability and draw from His strength, His grace to meet and face the changeableness of life and the interruptions of my day.
When my heart is overwhelmed , Lead me to the Rock that is Higher than I.