Drowning In Chaos – Help From Above

Drowning In Chaos – Help From Above

Photo by hrotgers

Photo by hrotgers

Spring is a time of baseball and dirt, spring programs, graduation parties, and finals. Like every other year this May was chaos with a twist of curveball.

By the time May 30th rolled around I was eyeball deep in responsibilities and struggling to catch up on all of the things that needed to be done. I was drowning in chaos without a clue how to keep my chin above water.

I rested my head on my desk and did something I should have done from the start. I asked God for help. His soft whisper reminded me that I am not expected to journey alone. He is with me.


“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.” ~Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)


When this Psalm was written the hills and mountains in Judea were the place the idols to false gods were worshipped. In these hills and mountains the soldiers guarded or enemies invaded.

The Psalmist is reminding us that it isn’t in the hills and mountains of Judea where we find false gods and the might of an army.

Beyond the mountains of Judea were the hills of Moriah and Zion where the ark of God was kept. The arc was a symbol of God’s Presence.

I had heard these verses before, but I found this commentary that talked about how it wasn’t the mountains where the idols of man were worshipped, but the place of the Arc of Covenant that represented the presence of Almighty God.

We are to look to the Almighty God for help. To lift our eyes to Jesus and sit in His presence. It is amazing how it can quiet the chaos in our lives and help us refocus on the tasks in front of us.

Do you ever feel you are drowning in chaos? How do you cope?


Michelle Lim About Michelle Lim

Michelle Lim is the author of Idea Sparking: How to Brainstorm Conflict in Your Novel and a Romantic Suspense writer. She is the Brainstorm/Huddle Coach at My Book Therapy and serves as the Midwest Zone Director for the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). For more, catch up with her at her blog.


  1. Yes, I often feel I am drowning in chaos, Michelle! When I get totally overwhelmed, I take a step back and try to focus on the things that are absolutely essential to my well-being, like faith and family.

  2. I can relate to that, Patti. Family often helps me feel like the world has stopped spinning for a few moments, too.

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