My daughter and I took a little trip over to the Pinellas County beaches. We started at Indian Rocks, and drove along the coastline. We ended up stopping at John’s Pass, which is a big tourist draw that has grown to be overwhelming. It used to be just a boardwalk along the inlet, with a restaurant, a few boats, and some specialty shops, but now has over one hundred stores! After paying to park, and taking a walk on the boardwalk, I realized that I had grown out of that type of environment, and it no longer appeals to me like it did when I was much younger.
What brings you joy in the midst of the chaos? It changes for me depending on where I am. One day it might be the waves of the gulf lapping along the shore, another day it may be the sound of birds chirping and the noise of the cicadas. I am most at peace when surrounded by the unspoiled things of God. Even if you are surrounded by craziness, you can focus on Jesus, and settle in His peace within the chaos. Think about Jesus today, and rest easy in His presence.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27