Perhaps today you feel as if there’s just no end to the stress and trials you’re facing. This nasty cold just won’t go away and is hanging on for its third week. Your car is going to cost you a $600 mechanic bill. You just found out that you didn’t get the promotion you were hoping for. And yesterday, your uncle called to say your aunt is having some tests run to find out if the cancer is back.
Everything seems to be crumbling around you, and you’re not really sure why. No matter where you go or what you do, it doesn’t seem to be getting better. You want to think it’s going to be ok. This is only temporary. But all you can feel is the burden of what-ifs, despair, and anxiousness.
Sometimes, it feels as if God doesn’t even care. Doesn’t He understand how heavy this load is? If He’s says to give Him the burden, why does it still feel like the barbell and weights are around my shoulders while I’m slogging through quicksand?
There have been many times where I’ve just reached my limit, and I had to beg God to take it. Then I would start to feel overwhelmed because the lie the devil told me was that I could carry it myself; ‘It’s too big of a request to ask Him or maybe too small for Him to worry about. It’s just too important to hand off to God.’ So I would take it back and the cycle would start all over of asking, letting go, hearing the lie, and grabbing it back.
Please hear me—God is there. He wants to take your burdens. He want you to feel his unending love. His love for us doesn’t stop or take a break. He’s faithful in His promise to never leave our side, and new mercies come to us every morning.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in Him.’ -Lamentation 3:22-24 (NASB)
Friends, feel his steadfast love and give Him what’s aching in your heart. He will carry any burden you have and comfort you through any trial you’re facing. Feel His mercies fresh every morning covering your soul, and know He is your hope.
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2 thoughts on “Feeling Overwhelmed”
Erin, I felt some of that overwhelming stuff today, so much that I was too depressed (that’s not usually me) to even seek God’s help. Thank God for your message today. Just the scripture I needed to yank me back to reality.
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I’m so glad it helped! Praying for you!