Between last Sunday and today:
A friend died unexpectedly.
A long-overdue check arrived.
A friend graduated from high school.
A great job prospect opened up.
A couple of friends got married.
A struggle I thought I was done with popped up again.
A client with a positive pregnancy test decided to abort.
Between weddings, funerals, graduations, birthdays that will never happen, and the dailyness of life, I'm feeling a little like Alice in Wonderland... lost, alone, laughing, crying, and never sure what's going on or what's next. Overwhelmed and utterly out of control.
I don't know how I could have handled a week like this without knowing the God who is in control, the One who orders the chaos of my life. The One who has me in the palm of His hand. The One who knows and loves me so well He even knows the number of hairs on my head.
This morning in church, we sang the simple chorus He Knows My Name. It's been lingering in my head ever since.
If you're having a week — or a year — like I am, maybe it will speak to you too.