Feeling overwhelmed?


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This week, the sea of things I want to do has overwhelmed me.

My todo list threatens to overtake me like a tidal wave.

How do we find peace in the midst of the wave?

I’ve asked advice.

Several people offer advice that works for them, but doesn’t quite fit for me.

I’ve tried taking a break and watching TV or reading.

This prolonged my agony. My todo list is waiting for me on the other side.

I’ve written down my priorities resolving to tackle them.

They stare at me from the page and laugh at my fear.

A still small voice calls to me from within. “Be still”.

I’m drawn to Psalms 46.

1 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present
help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Come, behold the works of the Lord,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

This God is the one who helps me with my everyday life. This God cares about the mundane items on my todo list.

Now I can face the tidal wave without fear!

What’s first on your todo list today? Do you believe God cares about the details of your life?

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2 thoughts on “Feeling overwhelmed?

  1. Oh my! This was so fitting for my life Tammy! Thank you for posting this! I have felt this way lately. So much to get done. I need to get 2 chapters revised today and set up some interviews and guest blog posts. I guess I just need to take it in small steps… baby steps. Thanks for the reminder that God cares about the details in our lives.

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