The best remedy I can possibly recommend for feeling overwhelmed is reading God’s Word. So I know this is a simple post, but a beeline of verses that hit the heart of the matter are just what the doctor ordered.
From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, Then You knew my path. In the way in which I walk They have secretly set a snare for me. Psalm 142:3
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28
But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. John 14:1
There is none holy like the LORD: Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. For there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. I Samuel 2:2
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Psalm 28:7
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:5
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;Psalm 37:23
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Eph. 6:10
I’d love it if you’d share a verse that gives you strength in the comments today!
By his grace,
“Realize that prayer is your lifeline…David prayed to God in praise, he prayed in distress, and he prayed when he needed help. No matter his state of being, his first action was to call on the Lord…
I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised…In my distress I called upon the Lord ; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears. Psalm 18:3,6
If we are in a habit of praying regularly, then when that overwhelmed feeling threatens us, our prayer reflexes will kick in automatically. This is why keeping an open lifeline to God is so important… Prayer should be my first response, not my last resort. – excerpt from chapter, 8, Overcoming the Overwhelming, One More Step”
If you enjoyed this post, you’ll love Rachel’s release, One More Step: Finding Strength When You Feel Like Giving Up.
Followup post: 8 things NOT to do when you feel overwhelmed
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