Peace. We need it.
How about when you have lots on your plate and you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed? When things aren’t going your way or you’re facing a challenge.
Do you quit? How do you rise up from the emotional and physical tolls of life?
Sometimes (or a lot of times) you gotta talk to yourself, and remind yourself that you don’t have to do this alone.
For me, I read my Bible, pray for guidance and peace, and think of songs that helps me calm down. Some are even posted in my room so I can immediately look at it.
From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. – Psalm 61:2
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. – Psalm 46:1
Have you heard of the hymn, “It Is Well With My Soul”? Check out the background story. This man and his family went through a lot! But he still carried on.
There’s a newer song – “It Is Well” by Kristene DiMarco. We sing it at church. I’m sure your church has played it or someone you know has posted this song on social media. Definitely been a wonderful reminder and a great confession. It is well. It is well.
Lately, there have been good days and exhausting days. But life doesn’t stop, right? I don’t have the luxury of dropping everything and hiding somewhere for weeks. It can be emotionally draining, but there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Sometimes, when I’m in a rut, I physically have to make myself rest. Just lie down and try to sleep. Going outside or taking pictures help me out. Or remind myself of what’s going right. Sometimes I find some good music and dance it out. 🙂
It’s always a season — that time when you don’t think everything is going to work itself out. That’s when you have to remember when you faced similar obstacles. What happened then? How did you get through? Did you succeed?
God is faithful. When you call on Him, He’s going to help you out. I know in my life, that’s been a constant. When I give up those worries (1 Peter 5:7) and trust in His promises, I know change will occur. May not happen immediately (we always think it’s going to be some I Dream of Jeannie blink sequence and stuff will disappear!), but the problem / that rough patch does resolve.
That moment of being overwhelmed? It will pass.
I was at the store this week and I saw that plaque; immediately, I took a picture. It’s a reminder. When the waves of life are crashing, and they’re trying to pull you under, there is peace. It is well.
You may be going through something and it doesn’t look optimistic. But know that someone is praying for you – believing the best for you. That includes me. 🙂 It is well with you!
Every day won’t be easy. That’s a given. But you can and will make it to the other side.