When life gets overwhelming...he overcomes

Saturday, March 21, 2015


These past two weeks have been hard. Life hit me with a double whammy and didn't leave me much room to catch my breath, but even on the days when I wasn't able to get into the word, when I didn't understand what was going on, when I was fearful of the decisions that I had to make; God's grace still shined through.

He spoke scripture to my mind to comfort and give me strength, he brought people into my life who were able to emphasize and bear my burdens with me and he gave me his joy and peace in the midst of confusion and fear.

This world we live in throws us some hard curve balls. I can't imagine living here without the hope that I have in Jesus...the hope that he is coming to make all things new...the hope that he has overcome this world.

He doesn't promise us that if we believe in him, he will make everything easy for us and fix all our problems but he does promise that he will never leave or forsake us and that he will give us his peace, that surpasses all understanding.

I have experienced this first hand this week and throughout my life. It's through the storms and the trials that we come to know him in a deeper and more intimate ways and we find that he is producing in us character, endurance and hope.(Romans 5:3-5)

I never like experiencing the difficult situations in life but I am so thankful that I don't have to face them alone.

Life can get complicated, overwhelming, busy and just plain hard. You might not have time to read your Bible, get alone with God, exercise, eat right, get enough sleep or have time to clean your house...ahem... when the craziness of life takes over. You might not have the right attitude or understand what is going on. You might feel like your world is being shaken from underneath your feet. But if your feet are planted firmly in Jesus you don't have to fear and you don't have to worry because he holds your life in his hands.

 All of us have circumstances in life that cause everything else to be put on the back burner, that consume our thoughts, emotions and time; draining us of our strength and joy. This is when we need to cry out to God and ask him to help us in our time of need.

"I have said these things to you, that you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." John 16:33

If you are having one of those days, weeks or months remember with me that God is on the throne, he is in control and take heart...because he has overcome!

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2 comments:

  1. The Lord spoke such comfort to me through your blog post.

    Yesterday, my world came crashing down around me. It was nothing surprising and I knew was always waiting in the wings, but I could feel it becoming just "too much" for me.

    I did the only thing I could and that was to pray for all of the situations before me.

    But I never thought to pray for myself.

    That is when your words, "All of us have circumstances in life that cause everything else to be put on the back burner, that consume our thoughts, emotions and time; draining us of our strength and joy. This is when we need to cry out to God and ask him to help us in our time of need." lept off the page at me and gave me renewed hope and encouragement that yes, He can answer my prayers concerning difficult situations in my family member's lives, but He will also answer my cry to Him for my own comfort in the midst of loved ones lives unraveling.

    So thankful that the Lord used you to speak peace into my life. :-)

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    1. Karen your words blessed me so much! I am so thankful that God was able to use the hard things I have gone through to give you comfort. Family hardships are so difficult! Praying God continues to comfort you and give you his joy and peace in the midst of pain.

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