Hope in the Turmoil
work in progress

The saga of the house sale continues…..waiting on news of inspection, appraisal, and contract to all come together and complete! Deadline for buyers to opt out is midnight tonight. So, along with that, emotions still riding high on the roller coaster.

The above painting is not complete, it still lacks that right “verse”.
I know, I know, who holds tomorrow….but at this moment the rope holding the anchor is fraying. We don’t know where we are moving, we are considering a few options. Emotions are weird characters. I think I’m in total control of mine and out of nowhere they unleash on me in the wierdest way and most inopportune time. Often making those around me uncomfortable. Knee deep in worry, fear, what if’s….at this time in my life I should feel more secure. …but are we ever secure?

We can really only know about this moment in time…tomorrow is out of our control…that’s how I feel now.

On the way to Dallas I was having my own little pity party when I began to listen to a song by Zac Brown Band. I love their music and it has a distinct sound that I notice immediately. Which for me isn’t always a given. As I’ve stated before, I love listening to music but I don’t always “hear” the music. This was a song, I had not heard before (or paid attention) and the words grabbed me. It’s catchy, fun, and made me want……

Today’s Song

Knee Deep
Zac Brown Band
Featuring: Jimmy Buffett

…Gonna put the the world away for a minute
Pretend I don’t live in it
Sunshine gonna wash my blues away….

…..Now I’m lost in the world trying to find me a better way
Wishing I was knee deep in the water somewhere
Got the blue sky breeze and it don’t seem fair
Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair
Sunrise there’s a fire in the sky…..

Wrote a note said be back in a minute
Bought a boat and I sailed off in it
Don’t think anybody gonna miss me anyway
Mind on a permanent vacation
The ocean is my only medication
Wishing my condition ain’t ever gonna go away
Cause now  I’m  knee deep in the water somewhere
Got the blue sky breeze blowing wind through my hair
Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair
……
Come on in the water it’s nice
Find yourself a little slice
Grab a backpack of lies
You never know until you try
When you lose yourself
You find the key to paradise

Although sailing away in a boat to paradise sounds wonderful, and I try at least once a year to refuel and soak up on sun, sand, and waves,  you never leave the world behind. There is only one paradise, one way to leave the worries of the world behind. Our HOPE is in the One who holds tomorrow….He is the only one who can repair the frayed rope, he is our anchor. He is the Hope in the turmoil.

Our faith in Him is our hope.

We shouldn’t fear tomorrow when we know who holds it.

Blessings and hugs…..

Jeremiah 32:41-42
I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul.


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