Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 21, 2020

When Today Overwhelms…

“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” Psalm 94:19 (ESV)

Overwhelmed is never our desired place to reside.  I love a challenge…a push me to the edge kinda moment as long as its manageable, doable.  But in those moments when life is raging out of control and chaos is our mainstay, we feel as though we are drowning in a sea of responsibility and unpredictability.

Isn’t that where we’ve all been living in 2020?  Lots of choices, decisions and concerns complicate our lives from the time we lift our head off the bed until we collapse to sleep at night. And the sound of a morning alarm going off fills us with dread – just another day to tackle social distancing, working remotely, hot humid temps and forgotten norms for the upcoming Fall.

Lots swirling through our heads these days.  Gotta love the promises of God reassuring us of His willingness to meet us right in the midst of all our overwhelmedness.  Whenever our thoughts get out of control, and they will,  the sweet comfort of His presence calms us.  God takes great delight in soothing us with reminders of His sovereignty to rule over our days and the challenges we face.  Psalm 94 declares the transitioning of our load (all our cares and worries) to renewal and joy.  Our Spirit is revived within us when we recognize God’s power to handle all everything on our plates.

Morning comes quickly  – tomorrow will do the same.  So how will we enlist the peace of God to infuse our day?  Prior to COVID, I prayed on my commute to work.  Laying down “my list”, confiding my struggles and admitting my tendency to try to be all things to all people.  However, since my commute is simply from my bedroom to my home office, I have often failed to start my day releasing all to Him.  I just simply grab a quick shower and land in front of my computer depending on “me.”  Not a good way to start the day.

Don’t know about you, but it’s time for me to start retracing my steps….spending time laying down the cares and challenges of another day before attempting to tackle anything on my list.  Resisting the urge to carry it all and be weighed down by it all.  Welcoming God’s perspective and orchestration of how each moment plays out.  Trusting Him to guide me each step of the way.  Perfect way to start my day.

Won’t you join me sweet friends?  A planning session with our God is guaranteed to empower us with all we need for today.  Nothing else will birth such joy and delight within us even in the midst of overwhelmedness.

“Father, You take great delight in walking with us, running with us and carrying us through another day – teach us to release all at Your feet and walk away filled with joy.”


For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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