Overwhelmed with Life - Beloved Women - May 7, 2021
READ: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 ESV)
TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: I tried to complete an overdue task, but I could not focus. I could not get it together. I was totally overwhelmed with life. The feeling would not go away.
Finding the mental capacity to complete our tasks with excellence is clouded by the challenges of life. We have too many things to do and not enough time to do them - spouses, children, family members, work, church, caregiving, health, finances, home repairs, and the list never seems to end. Whatever the dilemma, we are all overwhelmed with something.
In our seasons of feeling overwhelmed, we must make time for two things - God and rest. God should be the most important priority in our lives, however the order of our daily grinds may not reflect God’s first place position in our lives. In addition to finding more time for God through bible study, prayer and sharing God’s love with others, let us also remember to rest in God’s peace and love.
PRAY: Dear God, Please take this overwhelming feeling away from me. Life is pulling me in a multitude of competing directions, but I know You will give me rest and peace. Help me to seek You always and not become frustrated with all that life brings me. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I pray. Amen.
REFLECT: What can you do to focus more on God and rest? What needs to be removed or added to your life for this to happen?
SHARE: God should be the most important priority in our lives, however the order of our daily grinds may not reflect God’s first place position in our lives.
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