St Augustine said: “You are what you love.” If you love chaos and are constantly operating from a point of dysfunction, then your heart becomes slow to grasp what God is sowing into your heart. Fear starts to replace faith and as someone said: “Fear tolerated is faith contaminated.”
They put stronger efforts into doing the same dysfunctional things and end up angry and discouraged with life. Haggai 1:6 You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes.
People are tiredly rushing here and there, only to put another temporary patch on a family argument or blunder through another day of endless tasks to get blindsided by an unexpected bill that empties the family savings account; bringing unnatural pressures to the continual everyday dysfunction.
Some want to pull their hair out and scream something outrageous or shout: “Stop the madness.” Prov. 5:13 I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me! Others simply fold over in exhaustion. Psalm 6:6 I am weary from my groaning. Every night my couch is drenched with tears, my bed is soaked through.
God wants us focused on the day we are in, because that is the day we are actually living. The past has passed and the future is not here yet. Today is the day of living and salvation. Today is the day to function in the rest, peace, and joy of the Lord. Today is the day to incline our ear to the teaching of the Lord. Today, look up and bless the Lord. Psalm 46:10a Be still, and know that I am God. Stop the momentum of a dysfunctional life by functioning in the Love of God for this day. May the peace of God favor us this day. Amen!