"Whenever things are good, and you're comfortable, that's when God starts shaking things up a bit."
I have been repeating some version of this quote ever since I read it. I repeated it to my husband, to my dog, to myself. I asked God about it in prayer. "Why, God?"
It sticks with me, I think, because it has been undeniably true in my life. Just when I get settled into a new situation or place or relationship, drama never fails to come along and stir it all up. (I don't like drama. It is not within my personality complex.) (Yes, I said 'complex.' It's a joke.)
The problem is that I don't cope well with change. I don't hate change, which is to say that change is good sometimes, but my entire being -- physical, mental, emotional, spiritual -- seems to be altered by even the smallest change and I don't necessarily like it. In other words, I am easily stressed. You can guess how I feel about life-altering changes. *squeamish* And yet I am comforted knowing that, during these times, people tend to turn to God more than usual. Maybe this is why he shakes things up... to get our attention??
The past month has been full of life-altering changes, as you know -- new house, new town, new job. Although they have all been good and exciting changes, my gurgling stomach and inability to sleep peacefully are all reminders that something is different. My brain is overloaded and my routine is broken. It's tough, but doable, and I pray constantly. I am coming to the end of one month in our new home now and things are finally feeling [almost] normal.
So, this week, God is definitely shaking things up again in a big way. Naturally. I can't explain right now what I mean, but I am asking for prayers, lots of prayers -- not for me, but for my family. I will update with more info as soon as possible. Until then, I appreciate all my readers and commenters as I know I can count on you for hope and prayer and insight. Life is quaking and we have to face it... with God's army.