When I am consumed and overwhelmed…

Sometimes I have those moments or days when my soul is overwhelmed and I can’t seem to settle down…

Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness! I say: the Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in Him. —Lamentations 3:22-23

What is consuming you today?

What is heavy upon your heart and mind?

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Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah —Psalm 62:8. 

What does this verse instruct us to do? When?

What attribute of God do you find in this verse?

The word for pour out in this verse is the Hebrew, sapak meaning to spill forth, to gush, to pour out oneself.

Psalm 62:8 is one of my favorite Get Real! verses of Scripture. There is no pretense. I don’t have to try to cover up, fix up, look good, act right or get it all together before I come to the Lord. He meets me right where I am! I can unload my burdens and tell Him exactly how I’m feeling and what I’m thinking and why I’m frustrated, angry, disappointed, overwhelmed, discouraged and on and on. And He hears my cry. He comforts and encourages me. He is my refuge. He stills my soul and calms me down.

Spend some time pouring out your heart to the Lord.  Get it off your chest!  Leave it at His feet and walk away filled with His peace, joy and love.  KNOW that His love is great.  His love is steadfast and faithful. And He is in control of all things.

When your soul is overwhelmed and can’t seem to settle down, get still before the Lord.

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Where do you find strength when you’re running on empty?  How do you handle the pressures of life that create stress and frustration and leave you feeling weary and worn?  I tend to be pretty independent, a self-starter, a go-getter and therefore often find myself trying to “do it all” and “be it all”.  I like to be in control.  I don’t always find it easy to ask for help.  But when I try to operate in my own strength and do it all I end up frazzled, frustrated, overwhelmed and exhausted.  It’s that Super Woman Syndrome! Continue reading “Get Real: Finding Real Strength!”