Sometimes it’s just too much! Sometimes I can’t bear the insanity of the world any longer. Sometimes I’m so tired, so overwhelmed, sometimes I just don’t understand…
This simple verse gives the simplest of answers. Come to Jesus! That’s it! That’s all!
It’s just not possible to do it all ourselves. This verse assures us that there is Another who really wants to help, to comfort, to guide.
Each morning I read a Psalm and then I pray it back. This morning it was Psalm 23. I find this one of the most calming, restful, and supportive of all the Psalms.
My Shepherd, You are all I want. All I need.
You help me make the right choices.
When darkness surrounds me I do not fear because You are protecting me.
Those who would harm me see all You do for me.
My life will always be filled with your loving kindness and forgiveness.
Your house is my home throughout all eternity.
Abba, Father, You know what life is like right now. Open our hearts to Your Word. Give us Your love! Let us know Your Holy Presence!
Encouragement is an interesting word to break apart. ‘En’ as a prefix usually gives the root more emphasis, ‘ment’ as the suffix gives action to the word, and the root of this one is courage. My definition of the word courage is doing something I know I can’t do alone, requiring dependence on God and on others for the event or moment. So how does that work out in my life? Glad you asked 🙂
When I am overwhelmed lead me to the rock that is higher than I.Psalm 61:2 David knew the solution to those times he had more on his plate than he could handle himself. In other words…Let go and let God!
Many, and I do mean many, years ago a friend gave me this little snippet from one of her magazines. Never stop being encouraging even though you’re not getting any credit.
If discouragement is plaguing you try to identify the root of it. Is it about wants, needs, haves, have-nots… Is it about yourself, others, the world… Can you do anything about it? Does it require a change of behavior or attitude?
Pray about it! God will lead you to the answer and the solution. He does not want His children to be fearful or discouraged. I find it interesting that the command ‘Do not fear’ is found 365 times in the Word. One for every day of the year.
“We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely on God.”
(2 Corinthians 1:9, NLT)