Chaos And The Peace of God

Posted By on Jun 22, 2012 in The Life I Live, The Places I Go | 17 comments


Hard to believe that just one week ago, my brave friend Trish, Molly, and I hopped into my car and set-off for Nashville. 3 days and 2,100 miles later we arrived a little delirious but no worse for the wear.

Monday brought my first day at Food for the Hungry. Meeting a contractor at my future home. Catching up with long lost Nashville friends. Dropping Molly off at the vet for a routine checkup…which turned out not to be so routine after all.

Turns out the pup has a Mast Cell Tumor which best case scenario is going to be painful, expensive, and time-consuming. And worst case scenario, well, we don’t need to go there. {Fingers crossed, she’ll be having it removed next week right before I leave for two weeks of travel.}

So what was already slated to be a chaotic week full of transition had a new element of stress. {Cross Country Move – Check, Buying and Renovating House – Check, Starting New Job – Check, Beloved Pet With Cancer – Check Check.}

But incredibly, I have felt wonderfully peaceful through the whole thing. {The only thing that is about to send me over the edge is the insane itching from some pesky bug bites. I have no idea what got me, but it got me GOOD. Here’s hoping the steroid shot that I took this morning will put bring some relief.}

It is times like these that I can’t deny the presence of God.

Alone I would be pulling my hair out, but with God I’m experiencing peace.

“And know that the peace of God (a peace that is beyond any and all of our human understanding) will stand watch over your hearts and minds in Jesus, the Anointed One.” Philippians 4:7 

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the week.

What have you been up to? Are you finding peace in the midst of your chaos?

 

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  • http://marjoriepoff.tumblr.com Marjorie Poff

    I’ve been meaning to ask all week how Molly was doing.  Praying for best case scenario and for continued peace going through all this.  NOT fun.  :(  God has totally brought you this far and of course when you are running towards His plan for you, Satan is going to throw every wrench at you that he can.  

    • lindseynobles

      Thanks Marjorie!

  • http://twitter.com/AaronConrad Aaron Conrad

    Thought of you often this week. Heather and I were in San Diego for a conference. Praying for your new opportunities and your pup. So happy you are “home” again. Funny you should ask about the peace in the midst of chaos because that is exactly what I found while in the chaos of a conference I didn’t have much passion for in San Diego. Did some business with God while I was out there too. Appreciate you Lindsey. Thanks for sharing all of your dreams and journey. 

    • lindseynobles

      San Diego is beautiful. Hope you guys had a great trip!

  • Amy

    After all this time, I’m glad you’re home again.

    • lindseynobles

      Me too!

  • http://refineus.org/ Justin and Trisha

    We are so glad you are back. I’m glad you brought my wife home safe. :) 

    • lindseynobles

      I’m so glad you let me borrow her :)

  • http://twitter.com/tamhodge Tammy Hodge

    all is right once again in nashville.

    • lindseynobles

      i don’t know about that but i sure am glad to be here! :)

  • http://www.tnealtarver.wordpress.com TNeal

    Went from not evening thinking about our church’s mission trip to Alaska in 2 weeks to “I’m on the team  and fully funded.”

    • lindseynobles

      That’s awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/life_edited Amanda Williams

    The title of this post alone preaches truth to my spirit. Love you. So glad you’re back in our city (mine & yours).

    • lindseynobles

      Looking forward to a lot more Amanda time!

  • http://www.stephanielchurch.com/ Stephanie Church

    Wow, look at that welcome basket from FH! Well, Lindsey, your perspective is good and your hope is where it needs to be, which will throw that wrench right back at Satan. Will be thinking about you and praying for Molly. Having been through managing a pet’s major illness, I can empathize. I’m hoping you have a communicative veterinarian and a great pet sitter for when yo you’re away. That can make all the difference in the world in a treatment regimen.

    • http://www.stephanielchurch.com/ Stephanie Church

      Ha … I threw an extra ‘yo’ in there. Yo, yo! :) The editor in me had to say something about that.

    • lindseynobles

      Yes, I have a great vet in Nashville and so glad I was back here to deal with it!