Trusting God in the Midst of Chaos (EP 09)

Podcast Episode 9 (Condensed)

Have you ever felt like everything in your life was going wrong? Has God ever promised you something, then it seemed like the exact opposite began to happen in your life? Do you feel as though you’re doing everything God told you to do, but more problems are continuing to rise? Chaos here. Chaos there. 

If you can relate, know that you’re not alone. The enemy attacks us the most when we’re walking with God, being obedient to God, and close to our next level of elevation. The devil wants us to break, give in, or lose our faith. But we can’t do it. We must hold firm to God’s word and trust Him. It can seem very discouraging when chaos breaks loose in our lives, and we can’t make sense of it. It can appear as though the trouble or chaos is endless. That is when we must turn to God and trust Him even more.

The bible says in 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NLT, “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet, they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So, we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.” These verses should be encouraging because God is letting us know that He is aware that we will face some sort of trouble. He knows that problems will arise, but they won’t last forever. God is encouraging us to keep our eyes on the prize (the kingdom of God). It is when we fixate our eyes on the cross, God will continue to strengthen our faith. We’ll know how to trust Him even in the midst of chaos. 

God speaks to us through His Word when we are experiencing chaos or troubled times. James 1:2-3 NLT, “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.” This scripture lets us know that during times of chaos and trouble, our faith is being tested. We have to lean on God and trust in His Word. In this sense, we are growing through Christ.

It can be easy to try to make sense of the chaos in our life because we’re merely humans. We may try to figure it all out, but God desires for us to trust in Him instead. Proverbs 3:5-6 instructs us to never lean on our own understanding, but to trust in the Lord. When we do this, God will give us peace during the storm. 

Think about how Jesus calmed the storm. He slept through the storm peacefully while the other disciples panicked due to their lack of faith. Mark 4:35-41 is the perfect parable to remind us how the Lord will give us peace during the chaos. Call upon the Lord when troubles come and watch how God intervenes (Psalm 50:15). God may not always remove or stop the chaos, but He will certainly carry us through it. Remember, Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT, “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Thank you, Jesus for your angelic reinforcement. Thank you, Jesus for your protection and reassurance. God goes before us when chaos strikes. Hallelujah. 

When we’ve stood the test of time, God will reward us in the end. James 1:12 NLT says, “God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” This scripture lets us know that our award awaits in heaven. There are even times that God will reward us on earth as well. Therefore, look to the hills which cometh our help (Psalm 121:1). Have faith and know that you can trust God to see you through.

Sometimes, we may question why we are being persecuted, attacked, or experiencing chaos. Scripture tells us exactly why. Sometimes, we will be persecuted for righteousness. But we cannot fret. Several biblical figures and even Jesus was persecuted for righteousness. 

Matthew 5:10 NLT, “God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.” This means that we can be doing everything right and chaos may still come. Trouble or chaos will come in our lives because we are followers of Jesus—because we are submitted unto God. Therefore, we shouldn’t see ourselves as doomed, defeated, or cursed. Instead, we must speak and declare ourselves as blessed. Yes, we are blessed and highly favored. The kingdom of heaven belongs to us because when chaos comes, we stay rooted in God. When troubles tries to take us out, we trust in the Word of the Lord. 

It’s amazing how God promises to hear our cry and deliver us from our troubles (Psalm 34:17). This is why we have much to rejoice and praise God for. Rejoice in the midst of chaos because it builds our characters and produces endurance in our lives (Romans 5:3-4). 

If you or someone you know can relate to experiencing seasons of chaos or trouble, be encouraged. Don’t lose hope. Trust God more than ever. Isaiah 12:2 NLT says, “See God has come to save me. I will trust in Him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.” You already have the victory. So let go and let God. Praise Him in advance–even in the midst of chaos. 

Believe when I say, there are so many instances where chaos flooded my life. I talk about that more in depth in my podcast episode here. I also do a deep dive on this subject in my podcast episode. Click here to check out my latest podcast episode on this topic. 

I pray this blog post blessed.  

Say this prayer with me:

Dear Lord,

Thank you for your love, mercy, and grace over my life. Forgive me for all of my sins (spoken and unspoken). Send your angelic reinforcement. Put a wall of fire protection around me. Intercept the plans of the enemy over my life. Reverse every curse spoken over my life. Thank you for never leaving nor forsaking me. Lord, I know that you have the power to cease the chaos in my life. But if you don’t, carry me through the storm. Don’t let my faith waver. Don’t let the troubles move me. Uphold me with your right hand of righteousness as your Word says in Isaiah 41:10. Help me to never lean on my own understanding, but trust in you. Build my character in you, Lord. Help me to remain steadfast during the test of time.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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