Are you a planner? Do you normally have everything in order in order to prevent mental chaos? Do you know how to plan for the unexpected?
There is probably a 50/50 split as to how some individuals will answer these questions as for most of us the answer is probably that it’s situationally based. Our circumstances shape if we need to plan a month, week, or on the same day of a situation. The level of mental stress we may experience may be governed by whether we’ve been in the situation before.
Yet for some of us, we struggle to plan for unexpected events as we often try to be ahead of the game. Unfortunately this need to plan may be unrealistic if the events that are occurring are not of our own doing. This current government shutdown is prime example. That’s why it’s important that we “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans” (Proverbs 16:3 NIV). When unexpected events occur we have to trust God like never before as only He knows how it will all turn out. Therefore, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” (I Peter 5:7 NIV).
As you begin to learn or reacquaint yourself with the different names of Jehovah, call His name out. For example, if you need peace during these unexpected moments, call His name Jehovah Shalom. Ask him to give you strength and peace throughout the storm. You will win in this season because God sees you as a winner.