Several friends have commented to me lately how overwhelmed they are with everything expected of them. It seems to become more and more common to feel overwhelmed.
The To-Do list is growing. For each item checked off, two more new items appear. I’m overwhelmed. My friends are overwhelmed.
Schoolwork piles up with each professor acting like their class in the only one.
The boss adds another project to a growing list.
Friends want to get together.
The house needs a deep cleaning.
There are errands to run, doctor’s appointments to meet, cupcakes to bake, laundry to put away, dinner to make, dishes to wash, faces to scrub, bills to pay, animals to feed, letters to write, papers to file, etc., etc., etc.
God, the pressures are mounting and life is overwhelming. How are we to bear up under them?
Oh, thank you for this reminder from Isaiah 43:1-3:
Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
What a precious promise! You have redeemed us, you are with us, you are our God! Help us to remember this when life threatens to overwhelm us. When things get crazy, remind us of who you are and what you have promised for us.
In Jesus’ name,
This is Day 28 in 31 Days of Prayer for the Hurting – the link will take you to the entire series. Do you ever get overwhelmed with life? What verses or promises of God help you through it?