March 7, 2016

When my Heart is Overwhelmed - Verse of the Week

Being overwhelmed is a feeling that can come along with almost any emotion. Just think of the girl graduating college, planning her wedding, having her first baby, studying for her bar exam, or moving away from home for the first time. All of these things are so exciting but also have their moments of leaving you feeling overwhelmed. 

Unfortunately, most of us are all too familiar with the feeling of being overwhelmed with worry, heartache, and just life in general.

This verse is so powerful it literally brings tears to my eyes when I look at it. It definitely does not need any further explanation,but I thought I would share some things God deposited in my spirit as I was meditating on this scripture.

If you’re being lead to a rock that is higher …

…You must LOOK UP.

When you are climbing a mountain it’s important to look up.When your focus is up, your heart is set towards God and not on the situation that has left you feeling overwhelmed.

…You will gain a new outlook

The higher you get the further you can see, but you also aren’t able to see the small details you were able to see when you were closer to the ground. These small details of life are what often lead us to feeling overwhelmed. Our mind gets wrapped up in the small things and makes them catastrophic size issues. When you are on higher ground you can see further and you aren’t able to get distracted by the small details that ensnare us.

…You are able to quiet your spirit.

I’ve been on top of a few mountains and despite my incredible fear of heights there is something remarkably peaceful about being there. When you’re up on that mountain you are forced to leave it all behind because everything that is down below is no longer within your reach. We so often want to fix our overwhelming situations ourselves and then pray about it after when we have failed miserably.  Quiet your spirit, and ask God for grace and strength first and then respond to His guidance.

God is our rock. Let every overwhelming situation be an opportunity to lead you closer to Him. Amen?

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