April 29, 2014

Overwhelmed, no more...

We’ve all been there, whether it’s the to-do list, emotions, hormones, traffic, oversleeping or whatever there are times we just feel overwhelmed. The dictionary defines overwhelmed as “bury or drown beneath a huge mass”.
This morning I woke feeling sort of that way, the weekend was just crowded for me in my mind and I didn’t sleep well and next thing I knew it was Monday...ugh. I hate that feeling and most often, for me, if I really just pause and breath I realize that I am far from ‘buried or drowning beneath’ anything. My go to is almost always the Bible, so I sat and read the daily reading, David telling Solomon the plans for how Solomon is to build the temple for God. All the prep work David had done, what Solomon would need to do…112 tons of gold and 262 tons of refined silver among some of the items David had collected. This was all collected when Solomon was described as “still young and inexperienced”. Tons of gold and silver, talk about overwhelming.
I wondered what scriptures really speak to those who are overwhelmed so I thought I should do a search but you know what I realized. That simply being in The Word of God took away that feeling of being overwhelmed. Just hanging with God for about ½ hour and I felt so much better. So I gathered my coffee cup and herded Jackson into the apartment and headed off to work and there was a peace, a loss of the “ugh” of Monday.
I turn 50 soon, and now I always turn to the Bible…in His letter to us there is everything we need, in Him, there is a peace that indeed passes all understanding.