Overcoming Overwhelmed

It was one of those mornings…

I was overwhelmed from the moment I woke up with everything that needed to be done. Not just for the day but for the weeks ahead. The holidays are always a busy time but I am also currently in my 8th month of pregnancy. There is so much to do both in preparation for Christmas and the arrival of our new baby.

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This particular morning all of the stress hit me at once and I was becoming overwhelmed. Any little thing that did not go my way began to irritate me. I could feel the stress building until I got to the point where I wanted to cry. I called out to God that I could not do it all and I needed help.

Not long after, I saw this scripture:

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV)

It was exactly what I needed.

God was reminding me that the pressure I was putting on myself was unnecessary. I was feeling overwhelmed because I was putting my trust in myself. He was reassuring me that its ok to admit my weaknesses because He is my strength. I do not have to do it on my own because He is with me. All I have to do is ask for help and believe that He will.

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. (Psalm 28:7 NIV)

Suddenly my perspective changed and I had a renewed energy. I was able to get everything done that I needed to for the day and with my husband’s help, was able to accomplish even more through out the week.

Anytime I find myself letting the stress of my to-do list overwhelm me, I have to remind myself that I can admit my weaknesses and ask for God’s help.

He will always come through.

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