Wednesday, April 24, 2019

I Am Overwhelmed

By: Jenifer Metzger

Do you feel overwhelmed? You're not alone. Life gets heavy sometimes and we face so many circumstances that we just get overwhelmed. Often, we don't even realized we are overwhelmed until we lose it; like when we blow up at our spouse, we scream at our kids, we cry at the simplest thing, or we eat an entire carton of ice cream in a night.

When I am overwhelmed,
You alone know the way I should turn.
Psalm 142:3

We are a lot like nature. With spring brings new life to the trees. For this new life to come, the tree must release the old life. It must let go of the old, dead leaves. It's not that those leaves are bad, but their time has come to be released. Once gone, the tree can grow again.

Sometimes we must release something. Maybe we need to release an activity or responsibility. The release may be temporary or it may need to be a permanent letting go. Or, perhaps, we just need to release that breath we've been holding.

Come to me, all of you who are
weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

Friend, if you are feeling overwhelmed, if you feel like you could just lose it at any moment, take it to God. He alone knows they way you should turn. He knows what you need to release and when you need to release it and for how long you need to release it. God alone can give you the rest and refreshment that you so desperately need.

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  1. I've had quite a few days of overwhelm in 2019. The word I hear from God is to say no to too much activity. It's not always easy to discern exactly what to say no to, but when I do, I am blessed. Thanks for this encouragement, Jenifer.

    My latest post is here about the grief of losing a child:

  2. I can surely relate to overwhelm. May God bless you through this difficult season! My link for this week is:

  3. Overwhelmed pretty much is my daily life. This came at a perfect time. Thanks

  4. May God overwhelm your heart with His peace and joy today. My link for this week is:

  5. Yes, I do get overwhelmed, and usually it's because I imagine a higher standard for myself than God has set. Thanks for this reminder to rest in Him. Here's this week's book review:

  6. Rest! How often do I need to be reminded of that! My blog is on transition. hope you can read!

  7. Thank you for this encouragement and gentle reminder! Life is so messy and hard at times making us feeling overwhelmed and ehxausted. My Link for today:

  8. Oh, yes - I have felt that way so many times. I frequently ask God for a few moments of quiet, even in the restroom, in the midst of busyness. Although I didn't deliberately say no to many opportunities, God moved us to a different state and a very small church, so a lot of what I was involved in came to an end. Now I can't imagine how I survived all that extreme busyness.

    My post this week is about strong women in literature and the Bible and how that strength comes from Him in our weakness:


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