I’m wearing too many hats.
I have too many balls in the air.
There is too much on my plate.
All of these expressions resonate with an overwhelmed heart.
We feel like there is so much to do, yet so little time or resources to do them, and it’s so defeating.
Being overwhelmed sucks the life out of us.
Yet, even overwhelm isn’t powerful enough to keep God from speaking to us.
Does it make it more difficult to hear Him? Yes.
But that doesn’t mean He isn’t saying exactly what we need to hear.
God whispers to our overwhelmed hearts.
He comes in close, bringing His love near, and whispers His truth. He says to us:
Cast your anxieties on me, child, because I care for you.
If you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, I can give you rest. My burden is light.
I am your fortress, your refuge, and your deliverer.
I will strengthen you, my child. And I will renew your strength.
My presence will go with you into every circumstance you walk in.
Let it sink in deep, friends.
These aren’t just nice quotes. They are God’s promises.
We often get overwhelmed because we are trying to carry too much.. or carry it all on our own.
God tells us to surrender it to Him.
To give up trying to control it all.
That’s what He designed us to do…
To rely on Him, to be dependent on Him.
There is nothing weak about that. There is nothing shameful in not being able to do it all. We weren’t created to do it all.
So listen to His whispers. Focus on it above the other voices.
Because His words speak right into your heart and they change it.
His words bring life, and they bring peace.
He whispers to the overwhelmed heart.. because He knows how to help it.
There is no situation in your life that God isn’t a part of.
I know your overwhelmed, but God stands over all of it.
And He’ll get you through.
~The Unraveling Blog with Kelli Bachara