“Houston we’ve had a problem.” Maybe this rings a bell if you’re familiar with the ’70s. Astronaut Jim Lovell was calling into the NASA Mission Control Center to report that Apollo 13 had just experienced an explosion. The good news was they had someone to call. The bad news, however, was that the message was a surprise, even to the one they were calling.
When things go off in our lives, who do we call? Sometimes all it takes is a call to give us clarity during chaos or to provide peace during a storm. Chaos may seem like the enemy’s invasion, but storms are often divine interruption. In 1970, Jim Lovell did not hesitate to call Houston. Why are we sometimes hesitant to call on God? We are supposed to acknowledge God in all things. Good, bad, or indifferent, it’s God who allowed the assignment. Thankfully, unlike the folks at NASA in 1970, God is never surprised at our call. God learns nothing, because he knows all. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. So surely He can handle our middle because He’s enough!
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
— Psalm 139:16