I'm tired. Physically tired. For whatever reason, I'm haven't been able to sleep, and I need my sleep. And it's probably because I'm so tired, but I'm feeling overwhelmed today.
We are on spring break this week and my goal is to do a thorough house cleaning. I spent about 4 hours cleaning today, and I'm not even close to being done. I'm overwhelmed!
I have written before about the changes going on in our church. They are all good and definitely all God. As part of the change, I am taking over the music ministry. I need to get more singers for the team (already have several lined up), more musicians (think I've got that covered too), I need to meet with all these people soon and start scheduling practice. I'm overwhelmed!
Since I've been cleaning all day, I haven't even been on the computer until now. I have several blogs that I follow and love to read everyday. I know that these people put time and thought into their posts and I want to read and support them. Plus they always encourage me with what they write. But now it's late in the day and I'm behind on reading the blogs. And I need to write a post for my blog and a post for our new ministry, Woman to Woman. I'm too tired to even think, how am I going to do all this writing? I'm overwhelmed!
As I said before, I'm exhausted, so I know that I'm not thinking clearly. I'm really not complaining about any of the things I listed above. I love all these ministries that God has called me to, and I'm blessed to have a house to clean. But I'm just feeling overwhelmed.
We all get that way from time to time, don't we? Overwhelmed by life. What do we do when we feel like that? We run to the One who is never overwhelmed by anything!
Has it ever occurred to you that nothing has ever occurred to God?” —Mark Lowery
Nothing takes God by surprise. He doesn't have new realizations like we do. God already knows it all. When we are feeling overwhelmed by life, we can run to the Father and find rest for our weary souls.
Are you feeling overwhelming today?
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Interesting twist on a phrase at the end: “Are you feeling overwhelming today?” We all get too busy. We think that God has given us this and that and all these other things, and try to cling to the idea that God “doesn’t give us more than we can bear.” The problem is, He never promised that! The actual verse, 1 Corinthians 10:13, promises that God will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we can bear, but will provide an escape from it. The fact is, God will give us more than we ourselves can handle. The kicker, though, is that God will not give us more than HE can handle in us. Still, though, we feel overwhelmed at times. Maybe that means we’re taking on more than what God has given us?