Interruptions – ‘Plans’ are shaken

Good Morning!

A Meditation for contemplation in this new week.


Have you had your day or week planned then something interrupted?

   Life swirled almost as if ‘out of control’?

           I’ve seen this many times  – an unplanned child – a job loss.- illness – transfers, wars and conflict, death of a spouse and or a child.  Among believers, those  who trust in Christ the Shepherd, many interruptions appear as if God  is asleep or, has abandoned them.   The Bible is full of such stories.  Job is only one graphic example.

Last year, my planned day and week was stopped absolutely when I was on a trolley being transferred to theatre,

‘This is ridiculous!’  I said in an arrow prayer in my mind. ‘Unfair and why?’   I had no history of heart trouble yet a ‘pacemaker’ was to be fitted.  ‘You have an occasional skipped beat – it can be dangerous’ .  This was the diagnosis. My out there prayers quietly continued…….’I’ve had enough operations!   This is so unfair!  I had a busy week planned.   Lots to do’    HUH?

 No answer came but I knew ‘SURRENDER’ was my only choice.   Faith was shaky but I discovered God was UNSHAKEABLE..  ‘Ok, I can’t stand.   I can’t pray.    I can’t even think clearly.  Ok.  over to YOU.  – everything’

The events in theatre and from people around I will not record here.   It was not about me… was all about HIM……but WOW!   I learnt a lesson. Life will continue to be full of interruptions.  Some of them more catastrophic than others.  Lives do change forever. Many situation are more like Job than mine on that day BUT this is now my certainty.  The world around you will change.  Life will change.

My God revealed in Christ is UNCHANGEABLE.

Something to think about.


C.S. Lewis

Have a great week!.  Love extravagantly!

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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2 Responses to Interruptions – ‘Plans’ are shaken

  1. i used to be a structured type of person, everything is planned, interruptions are nuisance to me but as a get older and have kids, i welcome it…i realize that i dont have control, only Him has full control and if i have obstacles, there is always learning…thats why i taught my son the saying ” change is permanent” so that he will not be like me…

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  2. judyjourneys says:

    I think the serenity prayer also fits those inspirational thoughts: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”


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