Overwhelmed by Life
Sometimes the dailiness of life seems like a never-ending grind. We get up, eat, work, rest—and do it again the next day. Then when tragedy strikes, we’re swept up in grief. What once seemed doable now seems like a huge challenge. Depression sinks its claws deep into our spirit. Fatigue sets in, and we are overwhelmed: life is hard. We may be tempted to question, “Is this all there is?” Here’s the good news: there’s more. God never meant for us to simply exist. He created us for a speciﬁc purpose. He longs for us to make a diﬀerence and show others His love and grace. What’s more, He never asked us to do life alone. When the waves of death swirl around us, and the pounding rain of destruction threatens to overwhelm us, we can cry out to our heavenly Father, knowing that He will not let us drown. He will hear our voice, and He will send help. So, next time you feel that you can’t put one foot in front of the other, ask God to send you His strength and energy. He will help you to live out your purpose in this chaotic world.
Lord, thank You for strengthening me when the dailiness of life and its various trials threaten to overwhelm me. Amen.