Falling Apart?

Do you have a “cousin Vivian?”  Mine has tamed the English language to do her bidding.  Words muscle their way to cut in line, vying to be chosen by her.  She recently relayed this pithy premise:

“Things are not falling apart.  They are falling into place!”

That’s actually the title of a book I have not read.  But it makes perfect sense to those whose faith is in a loving and just God.  When your emotional footing crumbles, let these words from Paul replenish your hope deficit:

“If God is for us, who can be against us? … nothing can ever separate us from God’s love which Christ Jesus our Lord shows us.  We can’t be separated by death or life, by angels or rulers, by anything in the present or anything in the future, by forces or powers in the world above or in the world below, or by anything else in creation.”

Don’t you wish you had a cousin Vivian to toss you a lifeline when you need it most?