Are Your Thoughts Overwhelming You?
What am I thinking? What am I feeling?
Am I the only one who ponders this?
I know that the feeling of being overwhelmed is great.
The feeling of constant stress is always present.
How do I get away, how do I escape it all?
If I had these answers, then I could escape the reality of all these mixed up emotions and constant concerns.
Do you ever feel this way?
If you are questioning if the feelings are real, I can reassure you they are and they don’t just go away because you wish them to. They go away only when you address them head on and when you seek guidance from God through prayer.
Unfortunately, the results don’t always occur quickly. Most of the time you have to experience patience, perseverance, and trust in order to get to the end of what is hurting or concerning you.
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
James 1:12 NIV
I believe God allows these difficulties to occur in our lives to either teach us lessons or show us something we need to change in our lives. He wants to use our experiences to mold us and shape us into what He designed us for. I believe He allows them to make us stronger.
Nothing is ever a surprise to God. Trust and believe in Him to protect you and to guide you and know He loves you more then you could possibly comprehend. Take refuge in Him and rest under His wing of protection.
“The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”
Psalm 9:9 NIV
My friend, I can empathize in your frustration at how hard life can be, but we have to hold our heads up high and know God has not abandoned us or forsaken us. He is always there protecting us from the harm the enemy is trying to do to us.
Stand firm and strong knowing that no matter how long your trials or circumstances are that nothing lasts forever, even if you are feeling like they are.
Hold your head up high. You’ve got this. Many hugs.
* Disclaimer ~ These words were not set out to be written. They were words that just occurred which is why this post feels like it is so choppy. It is my prayer that whoever this was written for that you find a peace through them.