I was reminded of the oracle
pronounced by the prophet Amos against Bethel:
“All your festivals shall be turned into mourning,
and all your songs into lamentation.”
Whether we are feasting or fasting it should all be for the glory of God. We need to be careful of getting so engrossed in the festitivies of life that the time of upheavel approaches and we aren’t prepared for it.
Then when it arrives, we need to be careful to not allow it to steal our joy in the Lord.
By having our hearts steady on the Lord, we won’t be thrown around here and there.