Are You Feeling Overwhelmed Today?

“I am worn out from sighing and can find no rest.”                        Jeremiah 45:3 NLT

Some of the people we admire in Scripture experienced times when they felt “worn out,” yet unable to rest.  Jeremiah said, “I am overwhelmed with trouble!  Haven’t I had enough pain already? And now the Lord has added more!  I am worn out from sighing and can find no rest” (v.3 NLT).  The psalmist put it this way: “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalm 27:13 NKJV).  Then he goes on to say: “I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed.  Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.  Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings!” (Psalm 61:2:4 NLT).

If you’re feeling overwhelmed today, take a minute to pray this prayer: “Lord, it feels like the weight of the world is on my shoulders and I know this isn’t Your will.  Teach me to cast my worries and concerns on You, knowing that You have promised to take care of me (See 1 Peter 5:7).  Give me courage to change the things I can, grace to accept the things I can’t, and wisdom to know the difference.  Never let me become so busy that I forsake my quiet time with You.  Teach me to be still and know that You’re my God (See Psalm 46:10).  Thank You for being my refuge, a very present help in this time of trouble (See Psalm 46:1).  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”


This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today