Life can be unpredictable, unfamiliar, filled with change, and ever in transition. This can make me long for pattern, a familiar pattern where things repeat...not for all time but for a time. It is the quest for balance, to equalize the chaos with calm.
There are important physical actions I can take to this end and do (getting proper rest, exercise, healthy eating) but the spiritual ones reach further. Taking time to be...with God...listening for Him...learning about Him...waiting with Him...these go deep and bring calm into the chaos.
Because chaos doesn't often go away quickly and will never avoid us entirely, I need to find my way through it (each of us - we all do). What is the alternative? Getting stuck.
On we go.