When Things Fall Apart

Written by Schan B. Ellis
schanellis_75When as a young girl and I would hear grown ups say, “all hell done broke loose”, it got my attention.   I just thought that was one of the strangest string of words to come out of anybody’s mouth. How in the world could ALL of hell break loose, I thought? But no matter how strange I thought it was I knew when they said it the situation was serious. On this journey that we so oftentimes refer to as “Life”, there will be some mishaps, mistakes, misunderstandings and tragic misfortunes.  Things will naturally happen to us whether they be persecutions for following Christ, consequences of dancing with the devil or reaping the harvest of a seed that we our own selves have planted.  But I tell you this one thing; you cannot allow the “mis” in your life to make you “miss” out on your purpose and destiny in life.

So what happens when you lose your job, the house is in foreclosure, your spouse leaves, your children raises up against you and the doctor presents a bad report?  Now if this is not ALL of hell breaking loose, then the feeling is pretty close! Probably for some of us, if just one of these events would take place in our lives, things will fall apart.  Frankly, it’s very easy to just give up and throw in the towel during these raging storms. The difficult task in all of this is staying the course.  We may not have all the answers, but there is a God in heaven that sees all and knows all.

Two of my favorite scriptures that I rely on during my “ALL of hell breaking loose” moments are Isaiah 26:3 and Proverbs 3: 5.  The Amplified version says in Isaiah, “You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind is stayed on You because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You”    Proverbs writes, “Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.”  Some things in life we won’t understand the whys, the rhymes or reasons tragedies or turmoil happens.  In those times, we should ask God to give us a perfect peace that surpasses all of our human understanding and awaken our spiritual knowledge.  When we commit to His Word, keep our minds stayed on Him, and trust His plan during all seasons in life, we develop the strength and confidence to make it through hell!

Be Beautifully Inspired.

Sincerely, Schan

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