Based on my zillions of times of feeling overwhelmed, and with a focus on the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible, I encourage you to consider these 3 reasons you may feel overwhelmed – and to make any necessary changes!
- Sometimes we feel overwhelmed because we have taken on commitments and responsibilities that the Lord HAS NOT given us.
- Sometimes we feel overwhelmed because we are doing what God HAS given us to do BUT we are doing so in our own weakness according to the world’s ways and wisdom instead of TURNING TO and PRAYING TO and TRUSTING IN and DEPENDING on God and His will, His ways, HIS STRENGTH, and His resources and help.
- Sometimes we feel overwhelmed NOT related to our commitments and responsibilities but because of life’s challenges and hard circumstances and we need to CRY OUT TO GOD and read the Bible and TRUST HIM to lead, guide, and provide for us AND reach out to and receive love, help, encouragement, and prayer from those God sends to help us.
The answer to feeling overwhelmed in two words?
“pray without ceasing,” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
“Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.” Psalms 63:7-8 NKJV