My life was recently upset. My daughter had a stroke 2 weeks ago and at age 42, not what anyone expected. Her blood pressure had been normal, her cholesterol was excellent and she isn't obese nor did she have any of the other warning signs. These things happen and this one happened to my baby girl. I was a wreck here in my safe little world a 9 hours drive from her. I just returned from a couple of days of 'mothering' my recovering daughter and my life is no longer upset. She is doing well and in a couple of months, she will be herself again. She is a remarkable woman and I know her recovery is on track. What else could a mom ask? Nothing.
I left our home for 4 days to be with her and I imagine I upset the whole routine here while I did that. Roomy was working out of town and had to drive over an hour every night to return to the furbabies for feeding and bonding time. He also had to feed himself. I might not be necessary for their well being, but I am appreciated. Having Mom out of the house for a few days reminds them how much they like having me around. That's just not a bad idea! The home front is not upset now and everyone is settled back into our usual routine one day after my return.
Being upset is one of the most uncomfortable feelings I ever experience. I can handle sad, I can handle hurt and I can even handle chaos, but I have trouble with upset. For me, upset means things are not right and out of my control. Things happened that I didn't see coming and I cannot do a single thing, but pray. I pray, I wait and I learn. I learn that what God has planned is possibly not for me to know, but I will have the strength and the will to get through it, whatever it is. I might also be given the ability to help someone else through the upset, maybe not. I'm glad I never have to face upset on my own.
Of course, there is always the good upset! The one where you are not expecting a good thing in your routine day to day and all of a sudden here it is! Like an old friend who was passing through town and just decided to stop in! How nice is that? Upsetting? In a good way, yes it is. How about the unexpected delivery? I've had flowers for no reason, very nice. I've gotten boxes from FedEx that I didn't order, gifts from someone, unexpected and very nice! Upsetting my regular routine yes, but in such a nice way. Out of my control and wonderfully so!
And finally, the team you cheer for every game is not expected to win, in fact being from Michigan that could be every Sunday for the last 50 years, has a great game and wins. This year they had an upset season! Being a Lion's fan has not always been easy and it was nice this year to hear other teams called the underdog, but the season still had a couple of upsets.
Everyone's life has upsets and everyone has their own way of dealing with the aftermath. For me, it's just a matter of time. Time to evaluate, adjust and pray.
For, with God in your life, all things are possible and His will shall be done.