Feeling overwhelmed? If you are having feelings of being overwhelmed, whether it is from family, job, circumstances or you have no idea why, you are not alone! We are living in a season of chaos and disturbances. It is affecting our nation, our world and our daily lives. Whether it is gas prices fluctuating, earthquakes or a new threat of terrorism, it seems we all are living on the edge. So how do we equate that with, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace….” (Isaiah. 26:3a)? I think it is because we need to take to heart the rest of that verse! “…whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee.” We can’t let our situations and distresses become bigger than our God! Let me show you an example of His vastness, because if you can be reminded of how big He is, you can rest and be in perfect peace in the midst of all turmoil.
In Psalm 147, there are two back-to-back verses that show how intimate He is with you to take care of your personal needs, yet how infinite He is to prove you can trust Him with EVERYTHING! Verse 3 says, “He healeth the broken in heart and bindeth up their wounds.” How much more personal and intimate can you possibly get? Trusting someone to heal your heart, which harbors our fears and anxieties, and to bind your wounds, which may be self inflicted or from others. Then at the same time the next verse says, “He appointeth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.” We don’t have a number large enough to number all the stars, yet this tells us He put them there and named everyone of them!
If He is vast enough to handle our universe and close enough to care about our heartaches, then the problem with feeling overwhelmed must be our problem. I think He is big enough to take care of any feelings of lack or insecurity on our part. We just need to shift our focus off the problems and onto Him! We must get our eyes off of what surrounds us and get them on the One who is in control.
Meditate on and pray the following scriptures. You will leave negativity behind when you realize you are not defeated!
I Peter 2:24-By His stripes you are healed!
Ephesians 1:7-Through His blood your sins are forgiven!
II Corinthians 12:9-His grace is sufficient and His strength is made perfect in our weakness!
I John 5:4-5-We are overcomers of this world!
Galatians 1:4-He will deliver us from this present evil world!
John 14:27-He will give us peace!
Ephesians 4:23-He will renew the spirit of our minds!
Matthew 10:1-He healed all manner of sickness and disease!
Mark 3:15-Power to cast out demons!
Philippians 4:19-He will supply all your need according to His riches in glory!
III John 2-That you will prosper and be in health!
First Lady/Prayer Coordinator
First United Pentecostal Church
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