Have you ever said these words…” I am so overwhelmed?” I have too much on my plate. I just can’t do it all. Take a look at the definition of Overwhelmed:To bury or drown beneath a huge mass.
God never meant for us to be overwhelmed with life, work, church work, or family issues. The only one that should overwhelm us is God Himself. To be overwhelmed by His presence, to experience glory of His goodness and to be changed in that place, that should be our heart’s cry.
God wants to drown you today in His presence. In His presence is rest, peace and the answers you are seeking! The problem is we are too busy and overwhelmed by other things to allow God to overwhelm us! When was the last time you got alone with God and just sat in His presence? Look what the Bible says will happen when take time to wait upon the Lord!
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
If we can get into God’s presence the pressures of life will be lifted and we will be strengthened, we will be refreshed, we will have renewed hope! What is keeping you from getting into the presence of God today? There is nothing more important than your time with God! God knew that our lives would be difficult, He knew we would have all sorts of demands fighting for our time and energy, that’s why He said this in His Word…
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
I want to encourage you today if you are feeling overwhelmed with life, just stop, take a deep breath today and know that God loves you. He is with you and He is here to renew your strength. Run to Him today, take time to get in His presence and allow God to restore you. Everything you need is found in God’s presence.
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11
Maybe you don’t know how to get into God’s presence… here is how you get there.
Get a good worship CD, I suggest Jesus Culture (Live From New York) Kari Jobe, Passion, whatever moves you…put on the music and just begin to talk to God. He will meet you there.
“Come close to God, and God will come close to you.” James 4:8
Before you know it, your troubles will feel quite small compared to the grandness of God’s Glory!