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Turning Overwhelmed into Peaceful

By: Guest Blogger

I ran into the woods knowing exactly where I was headed. My sisters and I have a huge tree fort with a swing and it made the perfect quiet spot.

I had been trying to make things happen in my own power, forgetting to seek God. I needed to think. I needed to pray. The quietness of nature was the perfect place to do it!

Are you overwhelmed?

Have you ever gotten overwhelmed with life and tried to do things in your own power? Whenever I find myself doing this and I examine myself it always comes down to the same fact. I haven’t been seeking God as I should.

Don’t lean on yourself.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

How often do we forget to trust God, and instead we start leaning on our own understanding?

We like to say, “ Yeah, I know I am supposed to wait and trust in God, but it would be much easier if I just made it happen now.” But in reality, with that mindset, we are only setting ourselves up for more trouble and frustration.  

On the flip side when we choose to trust the Lord and acknowledge Him, He promises to make our paths straight. Seeking the Lord in all you do can only make things more clear and help you understand what to do.

Seek God.

In 1 Peter 5:7 we see that we can hand over our cares to God because he cares for us.

The devil would love to trip us, to make us discouraged and overwhelmed, but we must stay alert always seeking God.

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).

Finding Peace.

The cares of this world can be overwhelming, but when we keep our mind on Christ we can have peace!

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you”(Isaiah 26:3).

Let’s strive together to lean on God more and ourselves less!

  • Do you have a special quiet place you go to seek God?
  • Do you like to take control and try to do things without God?
  • Do you seek God on a regular basis?
  • What do you lean on when you are overwhelmed?

Guest Post Written by Micah Fox 

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3 Responses to Turning Overwhelmed into Peaceful

  1. Suzie says:

    Thank you for this blog. I have been overwhelmed by life recently and it is because I have been doing things in my own strength and just putting God aside. I know He should come first and that would help me a whole lot in life. I am such a control person, I love to be in control and think I can do things on my own and be independent. Recently though God has been training and teaching me that I can trust Him fully and my peace and strength can only come from Him. When I am overwhelmed, I start trying to satisfy my fleshy desires and I run to what my flesh wants instead of God. I am changing that now too. I have started calling on God in those times of stress, worry, anxiety, need of satisfaction, etc. and my life has started changing for the better!

  2. Shanae B says:

    Very poignant reminder today, thanks for sharing! When cares of this world pile up on you it’s easy to try to deal with it all yourself instead of just letting God do things in His will and timing!

  3. Stephanie Boyes says:

    Christ did not come to bring peace: Matthew 10:34. He was sent by God so that none of us would know sin and that we would live our life according to what we feel in our heart.


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