6.12.2013

Overpowering


I've been feeling pretty overwhelmed lately.  A lot going on in my life that is leaving me anxious and stressed out.  Little doubts have been popping up in my head.  Things have happened that have made me wonder, 'Oh whoops, was that really the way it should've gone?'  I felt that getting away from the everyday routine would help me sort things out a little more.  And it did.  In a way.  But at the same time, my troubles seemed to follow me.  And I didn't really like that.  I'm feeling stifled.  I'm feeling as if thick clouds are all around me and I know I have to walk forward but...into what?  I can't see anything that can hold me up.  I can't see where I'm going to land.  Little smidgens of light filter through every once in a while and I start to smile, but it's like the clouds don't want me to be happy, and immediately, they cover the light.

What do you want me to learn here, God?

Trust?  Yes, I trust You.

Faith?  Yes, I have faith that this will all work out.

God, I know You're testing my faith...but I feel like I'm failing because I'm just stressing out.  I want answers now, but I know You don't work by MY time and MY wants.    

Dear readers, I've learned a lot this week.  About God, about myself, about who my true friends are.  And yes, I might feel suffocated by cares and anxieties, but one thing I've learned.  One thing I continue to learn, is this:

My God is greater than anything.  My God is stronger than everything.  His love for me never fails.  And yes, I fail Him, but He never, ever lets me down.  His love is overpowering.  His love is overwhelming.  His love leaves me breathless sometimes.  His love...is all that I need.  And something I keep reminding myself through everything that's been going on is that He wouldn't give me something I couldn't handle.  He knows I need to learn something through all of this.  He knows this will draw me closer to Him.  And most importantly, pain always makes a person stronger.

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'My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in your weakness.'
-  2 Corinithians 12:9

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9 comments:

  1. You're in my prayers! Keep trusting God and remembering Philippians 4:6-7.

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  2. Such a beautiful post! I have been feeling trapped in a corner lately and like I shouldn't be. Like I should be better and I keep feeling disappointed and guilty. At myself. And I really needed this post right now...Thank you.

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  3. Praying for you, Raquel!!

    ~ Vicki

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  4. This is so true. I'm struggling with things, still overall I am more happy then unhappy, but I feel like I'm being suffocated. I trust that everything will turn out right. I have faith that He is doing everything for a reason, but yet I'm left worrying about the now. Thanks for sharing. I love that verse

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  5. "Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:21-23 ♥

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  6. This is exactly how I have been feeling lately! I can totally relate. And I know God meant for me to see this post. It was a God thing for sure. Thank you so much for sharing this. Praying for you.
    God. Is. Enough! It is so great to know that!

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  7. Oh, I loved that last paragraph! It's so true, isn't it? Thank you for sharing.

    Cassie

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  8. Great thoughts... Thank you for sharing them. :)

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