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If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s a hard place to be. Overwhelm is an emotion that renders us helpless and threatens to defeat us. Sometimes it starts with worry; other times, our circumstances have snowballed. I’ve found that praying is the best thing to do when I start feeling overwhelmed. When my soul needs refuge and a fortress, then embracing scripture and prayer always turns my eyes from the trouble and toward Jesus.
When the feeling of overwhelm rears its ugly head, let prayer boss it around. Allow prayer to boss around any smothering feelings, then be reminded that Jesus lives in you.
Join me in this prayer when you feel overwhelmed.
A Prayer for When You Feel Overwhelmed
I’m coming to You today as a tiny child.
One who too often tries to hold all of her belongings alone.
The burden is too large to bear…
My frail shoulders weaken with the weight
And my heart grows anxious.
You said we would have trouble in this world.
But You also said: Take heart;
I have overcome the world.
Would you help me remember
that You are the Overcomer
while I am the overwhelmed?
Would you give me the grace to accept my own limitations
And the faith to accept your unlimited power?
Would you reveal your incredible love once again
that I might soak up its glory?
For it is when your love and power and glory
saturate my spirit
that I am revolutionized
In Jesus’ name,
Be sure to check out this list of Bible verses for when you are feeling overwhelmed too!