Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Too much to do? Too many places to go? Too many people to see? Too much laundry? Too many dishes? Too many pieces of paperwork to read? Too much pain–inside and out?
Whew. Sometimes life is just too much. Overwhelmed is a state of being, and it is a state of emotion. We can take the circumstances that surround us and internalize them. The “stuff” of life becomes the emotion of life. And sometimes it is just too much.
Overwhelmed sums up my status. It is my circumstances. It is my emotions. It is my reality. But why? What made it so?
Does it have to be this way? Does it have to stay this way?
My answer is an overwhelming NO!!!
My being overwhelmed can be overwhelmed by God! His greatness and His power, His majesty and His authority, His presence and His involvement can change all that I am and all that I am in the midst of.
Have you ever been overwhelmed by God? By His goodness, His love, His mercy?
You have…you just may not have known it.
Did you wake up this morning? Did you see and hear and feel and taste? Did you see the beauty of His creation all around you? Did you lay your head on a pillow last night and sleep beneath a blanket of stars? You have been overwhelmed by God’s goodness.
Did you awaken this morning with an opportunity to know God? To know He loves you? To know that you have the capability to be forgiven for every wrong thing you have ever done? You have been overwhelmed by His goodness, AND His love, AND His mercy.
God has been good to us in body and in soul. Do our minds understand this?
What an overwhelming thought: to think that the God of the universe loves us, wants to be with us, and cares about every detail of our lives.
Overwhelmed. A state of being and a state of emotion.
My heart is overwhelmed with awe and gratitude.
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”
Revised version, September 29, 2018 by Francee Strain