Hello Friends! Lately, I feel like my mind has just been...cluttered. Cluttered with so many things going on. I will admit, I have allowed everything going on lately to get to me. I have felt weary, and simply unable to get my thoughts together. I have tried desperately to have some inspirational content up on my blog the past few weeks, but as I said, I just haven't been able to get my thoughts together.
When I feel this way, What do I do? I pray! I kept telling myself that the Lord would help me find time to devote to Him, to devote to a post for my blog, to help me sort through everything, to know what to do next, etc. But it seemed like the constant pace of "go go go" had simply gotten to me. Balancing school, my blog, life, and my most important being a Mama has been a lot to juggle. School has been picking up pace, I've been trying be more devoted to Something Delightful, life has been very hectic, and motherhood is the best yet most challenging one of all! What I'm trying to say is that I have just. been. spinning. In the few, short quiet moments I get, I kept looking for the Lord to speak to my heart. Do y'all ever just sit there and plead with God to tell you what to do, give you an answer or just something? Anything? For me, this is a huge struggle with patience and wanting the answers now. This seems like what I have been doing a lot of recently. And honestly, I started feeling even more in over my head. And then, I read this verse. Psalm 65:4. It was like the Lord was telling me to stop, take a deep breath and simply trust.
So...I started to dissect the verse. And here is what I concluded that meant so much to me. I hope it does the same for you!
"Lord, I want to praise you for the promises you have given to me through your Word." After I read this verse over a few times and let the magnificence of it sink in a little, I simply had to stop and remind myself of all the promises that I know God has given to me. These same promises he has given to you as well. God promises that he will never leave me nor forsake me. God promises me hope and a future. God promises that I can do all things through him. God promises me that when I give my weary heart to him, he will give me rest. God has promised me that through him, I will find strength. And most importantly, I know that I have eternal life with the Lord as he is my savior. He has saved me and paid the ultimate price for my sins. He sent his only son to die for you and me. What a display of love! And through all of these and so much more, I can praise God for what he has promised. In that, I find so much rest.
Trust In God
The next part was where I simply found my comfort. As I read the second sentence of Psalm 56:4, I started to think, "wow, it really is this simple." I simply need to trust! So I began to breathe a prayer. I professed to God that I trust in him. I trust in him for the help I need to overcome my schedule, my weariness, my anxiousness, and most definitely my fears. As I reminded myself of how trusting in God truly cancels out all fear, a peace came over me. I also reminded myself that fear is not of God. A life filled with fear and worry is not how God wants us to live. And I once again, as I have so many times before, realized how beautiful and simple this reminder is. Yet through the simplicity of it, wow is it powerful! And wow, it is so very comforting. I am so thankful that I can lay my fears, worries, anxieties, and all of those things down at the foot of the cross and simply trust in Him.
God surely has a way of working in our hearts. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed with life. The things of this world can so many times make us feel as if we are drowning. But remember that God has overcome the world. Through Him, we can find perfect peace and rest. Although you may find yourself crying out for an answer from God, remember that it is so many times in His Word where you will find that answer. If you're feeling overwhelmed, weary, confused, simply in over your head, don't give up! Praise God for the promises he has given to you to strengthen your heart. Rest assured that the God who created the heavens and the earth, the God that created the billions of stars, the God that created the intricate details of the human brain...that same God cares for every little detail about you and me. Give every once of your life to HIm. He will help you.