I don’t know about you but I am the kind of person that can’t just rest. I have to be moving, productive, helping in some way, making life better. It is hard for me to take a break, even though I desperately need one.
Lately for the past month or more I have been going non-stop, working 12-14 hour days at work. Then coming home and working with my 14 year-old son, who is in the midst of full on puberty and all the ups and downs of that, on top of his struggles through autism. Whew that was stressful just to say. That doesn’t include keeping my house clean, taking care of 2 cats and 1 dog, supporting and encouraging my husband, and watching as my 20 year-old daughter starts to fly out on her own.
Can I just crawl in a hole?
Can I do all this?
Will I make it?
When I get overwhelmed that is when Satan loves to attack and fill my mind with doubts, negative thoughts, and to turn everything away from Christ. He loves to make our struggles opportunities for him to get in and destroy. Well guess what, I am not giving him the chance.
I may have moments where life just gets overwhelming, but I choose to fill my mind with truth … God’s truth! The Bible is the ultimate authority on this. Some of the verses that bring me power and strength are these:
I Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
How are you feeling today? Are you feeling overwhelmed with all your responsibilities in life. Do you feel you can’t do it anymore? Well guess what you can’t. Only God can do it for you. He knows when you are weak, He wants to be your strength. He wants you to lean on Him through prayer and spending time with Him and in His Word.
I have done that today and I feel refreshed and stronger. He will help me through today, tomorrow, and all the other days I have here on earth. I just need to keep reminding myself of that, listening to His truth, not Satan’s lies.
I hope I encouraged you too and reminded you of how we can’t but God can. Let Him pick you up today.