FLUMMOXED & BAMBOOZLED!
Please help me!
As David says in the Bible, I am filled to the depths with despair;
I call on Your Name for aid!
“O Lord, from the depths of despair I cry for your help; Hear me! Answer! Help me!” -Psalm 130:1-2 (TLB)
Why does it all seem overwhelming at times?
My Life is not bad;
I have a GOOD Life that You have given me,
filled with Love and Family, Hope and Friends.
So, why then, do I find myself at times filled with despair,
my emotions all a-whirl?
I am tired. So tired, all the time.
in my back, knees, feet and legs.
God, I LOVE my new job!
I REALLY DO!
And I know that my body will adjust,
that I’m learning, and will not always be floundering to balance everything.
But for now . . .
I feel as if all I have carried
seems to come crashing down at my feet.
There was a time, when I was young and had energy,
when I could do the tasks You gave me,
juggling Home and health, Family, food, helping others
and time with you, God.
I find it harder now to deal with everything,
perhaps because I am no longer a Spring Chicken any more,
(Or a Spring Peacock for that matter- isn’t it cute!?!)
You tell me to take care of myself.
HOW DO I DO THAT!?!
The task seems insurmountable!
I need sleep, I need good nutrition and exercise.
Keeping up on medical issues,
not sitting so long at the computer or phone.
Spending time with you, Lord
finding time to relax and renew my Spirit.
Time with my husband, with Family, with Friends.
Caring for the Home, the pets, working,
TRYING to keep up on housework!
(AND DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE YARD!)
How am I to do all appointed to me,
and with good Grace?
How do I Love You, Love myself, Love others
when all seems overwhelming?
I don’t mean to whine.
You have seen me through so many hardships,
and have given me so many Blessings.
I thank You, Lord.
Even now, most of the time, I’m learning this new Life. And Loving it!
But I MISS my daughter! I miss my Mama!
I can’t find TIME! And I am so low on energy!
Even as I embrace and an excited about my new Life,
it’s hard to shift from the old one.
Can I just lay my head on Your shoulder?
Because when I do, I feel you caress my hair
as You whisper words of encouragement and Love in my ear.
“You’ve got this,” You say.
“I Love you, and all will be okay.”
As I cling to You, Loved in Your comforting embrace,
my tears begin to subside.
I have been so exhausted;
usually this despair comes upon me late at night
when I am overwhelmed by tasks yet unfinished,
and worries of the coming days.
“I am exhausted and crushed; I groan in despair.”
-Psalm 38:8 (TLB)
Yet, You are already there with me.
Through it all, You are with me.
And things I think so overwhelming and important,
are really just minor things in Your Grand Scheme of things.
“Love Me” You say. “Trust in Me.”
When I am confounded and befuddled, anxious and worn down,
those are not of You, Lord.
You are encouraging, Loving, accepting.
You ALWAYS welcome me with open arms,
so filled with Joy to see me, to spend time with me!
You never contrive to overwhelm me.
If I am overwhelmed, it is because I have not turned to You,
I have not heeded Your guidance.
I struggle on my own strength,
pushing through toward the goals of my choosing.
“Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him to help you do it and he will.” -Psalm 37:5 (TLB)
You came to give me Life, and abundant Life.
Not weary worn frazzled Life.
Please, Lord, help me remember this.
And, yes, I hear You!
I am to take care of myself but also cut myself some slack.
For I am Yours and I am Loved!
Thank You, Lord, that in You, there is always Hope.
I Love You, Lord!
As you read this, please know that I do not live in constant depression, nor am I primarily sad and overwhelmed. Life brings changes, changes that are new doorways for the Lord to Bless us with. But they can be challenging and heart-wrenching at times. We all feel anguish, dismay, confusion.
I choose to share this with you because I want you to know that it happens. To all of us. Yes, strong Christians get overwhelmed at times, feel lost, and don’t know how to deal with everything. But there is always Hope in the Lord. Please hold onto that promise, and remember that He is with you ALWAYS and that HE LOVES YOU and thinks that YOU ARE WONDERFUL no matter what! And if God Almighty thinks you’re wonderful, then you better believe it!
I leave you this day with Love and with Hope.
“For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, says: Only in returning to me and waiting for me will you be saved; in quietness and confidence is your strength; but you will have none of this.” – Isaiah 29:15 (TLB)
Bamboozled from hideyourarms.com
Crying in Anguish, Out of the Depths, Please Hold Me Jesus, and Hope found on Pinterest
Baby Peacock found on animalia-life.club
Overgrown Yard from homeguides.sfgate.com
Overwhelmed from thethingswesay.com
Life Abundant found at artbyerinleigh.blogspot.com