“Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.” -Psalm 55:22
I’m not gonna lie. Recently, my life has been chaos. In the past month, I’ve moved halfway across the country. I’ve started school at a brand new place that I’ve only been to once before. I walked onto a campus with three to four thousand students, and I knew one. As in, one – a single person in four thousand. Classes are so much harder than I’d ever imagined – high school is nothing compared to college, folks, in case you didn’t know. My life has become a blur of new faces and names and facts, and it feels like everything is spinning out of control.
But I was reminded today of a sermon that my pastor preached several years back. He was speaking on Jesus’ calming of the storm. For those of you who don’t know this story, Jesus was asleep in the bottom of the disciples’ boat, and a storm came up. The disciples immediately began to panic, and one woke Jesus, calling, “Master, don’t you care that we’re drowning?” Jesus woke up, calmed the waves with His voice alone, and rebuked the disciples for their lack of faith. My pastor’s main point, that has stuck with me ever since, was simple and profound.
In your chaos, Christ is King.
Six words. Just six words, but with so much meaning. Even though everything around you is crazy and out-of-control, Christ is sovereign. He is the Ruler of everything, and He has a plan for you. He has a plan for me. Honestly, my life is so chaotic right now, and I feel like stress-crying almost every day. I know I’m not the only one. Every single one of us is going through our own struggles, and at times we all feel like everything is slipping right out of our hands and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. We’ve all felt like there’s no possible way we can carry on alone. But here’s the good part, the silver lining, if you will. Christians don’t have to go it alone. The very best Friend we could ever have is right there with us. We don’t have to have it all under control, because He does. Your chaos won’t last forever. Your struggle has an end. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, I promise, even if you can’t see it yet. But remember, even in the middle of the worst storm of your life, Jesus Christ is still King. He’s still on the throne, and you’re going to be okay.