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3 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Overworked or Overwhelmed

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Exodus 14:14 – The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.

You woke up this morning with the problem on your mind. You’ve gone through the day with the problem on your mind. Chances are, you’re going to bed with the problem on your mind. In anguish you cry out:

-“How could this be happening to me, Lord”?

-“Why now, Lord?”.

-“I can’t take this anymore, Lord!”

-“I’m not strong enough to deal with this Lord!”

-“I’ve just (re)dedicated my life to you after so many years in the world and this is my reward?”

Restless, tear-filled nights. A walking zombie during the day – just going through the motions. You’re at your wit’s end as to how you should deal with this. Should I…?or should I not?…The end result? More frustration.

Let me remind you of the God that we are serving. It is the same God who calmed the storm with just a word. It is the same God who says in Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you are who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest”.  It is the same God who asked the two blind men in Matthew 20:32 “What do you want me to do for you?” That is OUR God.

Here’s 3 Sure Ways To Overcome When You’re Overwhelmed:

Stop trying to fix it on your own.

It’s guaranteed that you’ll make an even bigger mess. The more you take matters into your own hands (and you will be tempted to), the further you are pulling away from God. You may end up doing or saying something that you will regret; something that may cause your Christianity to be called into question; something that may bring reproach to your name and worse to the name of Christ.

Remember that the world is looking on and is waiting to see how you deal with this situation. After the storm, your testimony should still remain intact and God’s name must still be glorified.

Draw closer to God.

Do not cease praying, praising, reading His word or fellowshipping with believers. The hardest time to pray and praise is when you’re going through. Believe me, I know it firsthand. It’s tough! But this is when your faith is being put to the test and although you cannot see your way out – don’t stop!

God told the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”.

Just like Paul, there is a purpose to what you are going through. In his case, it was so that he would not become conceited. Whatever it is, God is refining you for His purpose and at the end of it, He will be glorified.

Leave no room for the devil.

Peter warns us to be sober and vigilant since the devil is walking around seeking to devour whom he may.

You’re at a vulnerable stage and if you’re not careful, your mind will become the devil’s stomping ground.

Surround yourself with people who will encourage you spiritually; who will pray for you and with you; who will push you closer to God not away from Him.

Whatever you are going through, God is right there with you.

Simone Williams

Simone Williams

Simone is a high-school teacher who loves reading especially the Bible and spending time in prayer.
Simone Williams
30 Comments

30 Comments

  1. Debbie Smith

    March 27, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I really need his help please Jesus!!!

  2. Anita Obwar

    March 27, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Mum Deedee take all your worries to him

  3. Anita Lumei

    March 26, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Sure Amen

  4. Terry Daley

    March 26, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Thank you Jesus Amen

  5. Shakira Jesussaves Smithyfergi

    March 26, 2017 at 3:56 am

    Venetia Allen

  6. Kathryn Doshier

    March 26, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Crystal Fonseca Sophia Santana

  7. Carol Silva

    March 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Cami Armijo

  8. Jenny Ramalho

    March 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Thank You Lord for always having Your children’s backs.

  9. Denise Francis

    March 25, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Praying, whooooosaw, and deep breathing helps me.

  10. Mari Swain

    March 25, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I decree and declare a God Size miracle right now in the name of Jesus. NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME WILL PROSPER IN JESUS NAME. BECAUSE HE SAID SO.

  11. Trish Simms

    March 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Amen. My hope is build on nothing less but on Jesus Christ the solid rock.

  12. Oriabor Ijeoma Rosemary

    March 25, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Amen

  13. Mary Demmer

    March 25, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Please help me LORD ! Amen !

  14. Lisa Taylor Pollard

    March 25, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Nikki Smith

  15. Marlene Tekii

    March 25, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Temata Tekii Temata Teaka Ariki Tekii

  16. Florence Shamende

    March 25, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Amen

  17. Baatseba Motaung

    March 25, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Amen

  18. Chantel Ruiters

    March 25, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    AMEN

  19. Dee Jones

    March 25, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Amen

  20. Shareese Humphrey

    March 25, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Amen

  21. Siony Mansanadez Estremos

    March 25, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Amen

  22. Masedi Mabosana

    March 25, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Amen

  23. Gail Williams

    March 25, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Amen

  24. Noble Stellamaris

    March 25, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Amen

  25. Jackie Tyrell

    March 25, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Amen thank you Lord! Jesus Savor pilot me

  26. Tina Keys

    March 25, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Amen

  27. Munyadzi Ndou Bubu

    March 25, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Amen

  28. Roseline Nanjala

    March 25, 2017 at 7:29 am

    AMEN I KNOW I SERVE A MIRACLE WORKER NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE BEFORE HIM

  29. Jan Tara Rufo

    March 25, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Jamie Mendoza

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