Monthly Archives: March 2012

Totally Overwhelmed

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I know as mothers it is common to feel overwhelmed. The feeling can strike us before we even get out of bed. My prayer from my bed in the morning is often a profound “God help me!” as I feel like a failure before even attempting my day.

I am thinking instead of being overwhelmed by our fears, to-do lists, and problems we become overwhelmed by God’s love for us. We become absolutely amazed to wake up to another day to experience God’s forgiveness and total acceptance of us through His Son.

If I can’t accomplish what I want to, I know that Jesus accomplished everything on my behalf on the cross.  

If I am afraid I won’t have enough, I can know that he has not withheld any good thing from me since He did not even withhold his Son (Romans 8:32, Psalm 84:11).

If I feel like I can’t go on, I know the Lord has gone before me and ordained all my days (Psalm 139:16).

If I am afraid of what will happen next, I can be assured that my future is eternally secure in Christ.

If I look in the mirror and think I am not enough, I can know that Christ has already made me beautiful and those who look to Him are radiant (Psalm 43:5)

Live in God’s free gift of the gospel. It is accessible to us at any moment and we can take ahold of it but we will need to continually take ahold of it.  Let’s wake up tomorrow feeling totally overwhelmed…by God’s love.

How He Loves Us!

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Feelings

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I have been feeling uninspired and far from God lately. Blah. Not my favorite time.  Whatever the cause, I really feel like disconnecting from everything, but that is not the solution.  When I was a newer Christian this type of feeling would make me doubt I believed or that any of my faith was real. Now I now that after almost 11 years of walking with God I know that sometimes this  happens.  And since I feel unable to really even express myself I will let David do it for me:

How long,O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;  my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,” and my foes will rejoice when I fall. But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.  I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me. Psalm 13

I have learned that while it can make life exciting to be an emotional person it can also make life scary. That is when I have to stand firm on the promises of God and on the finished work of Jesus. I will take David’s advice and “trust in his unfailing love” and not my failing love. I will rejoice in my salvation and wait for the feelings to come back.  Some of Psalm 139:

Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
 If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
 If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
 even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
 even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.

Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!  

And listen to a Keith Green song:  My Eyes Are Dry