As I sat in a chair at my dining table, trying to process my tasks for the next day, my heart started to beat.
I had so much to do in 24 hours. So much that could not be done in 24 hours. So much that I wondered how they will be accomplished.
Fear took hold of my heart. Then I had to remind myself to trust God. I started saying it out loud:
"Trust God, everything will be fine. Trust God, everything will be fine."
Overwhelm has a way of dragging us even further down, bringing its brothers, hopelessness and fear.
But in times when we don't have the best plans to manage the situation, the perfect thing we can do is trust God.
Even in times when we think we have it all together, we should trust God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.[a]Poverbs 3:5-6, NLT
If you are feeling overwhelmed today dear friend, may I remind you that you can trust God. He is still trustworthy.
Here are three practical steps you can take today to help you trust God and find peace:
1. Study the word. Find a scripture that speaks into your situation and read it aloud again and again. I love Isaiah 43: 19 which reminds me that God will make a way in the wilderness.
2. Pray. Bring all your burdens, fears, plans before God in prayer. Share your heart with Him as you would with a friend. Your prayers are powerful.
3. Trust God. To trust according to Google' English Dictionary means to " believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of. " Trust that God is reliable enough to see you through. Trust that He will make a way even when a situation seems hopeless.
After reminding myself aloud that I trust God, I took a pen and began to write out all the things that were waiting to be done by me, scheduling them into different hours of the day.
As I wrote, I felt lighter and my mind felt clearer. Most importantly, I felt God's peace.
I love that we can trust God even in the "mundane". He loves us and He wants us to give all out trust.
As you go through this week, my prayer for you is that you will trust God in little things and in big things. In doing dishes, in cleaning, in working your day job, in parenting, in relating with your fellow humans, keep trusting God to give you the strength wisdom and guidance you need.
Cast your burden on the Lord,
And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.Psalm 55:22, NKJV