Overwhelmed? Some spiritual coping tools

Ever had one of “those” days where you have a list so long you don’t even know where to begin?  Do you sometimes feel guilty and think you let God down because you don’t accomplish your daily goals?  Has it ever occurred to you that you might be placing more on yourself than you can handle and need God’s help and empowerment to make it through?

 

There’s no doubt about it.  Life is filled with all kinds of things that need attention, and it’s sometimes hard to prioritize let alone somehow manufacture the energy to get it all done.  Below find some things you will find helpful to think, pray and journal about.  Bear in mind that there are no right or wrong answers.  The only answers that make sense are those that work for you where you are in your life right now and that point to changes that you can make that will make things go better.

 

Things to Think, Pray and Journal About

1.  Do you see how stopping what you’re doing and taking care of your needs (for rest, to regroup, fill in the blank!) is part of living God’s law of love?

2.  Can you see that you might be trying to do too much at once and that you need to think about dividing your tasks into manageable chunks?

3.  Have you already asked God to deliver you from these challenges and are mad because it seems like He hasn’t yet?  Can you share your anger and frustration with Him?

4.  Did you know it’s very okay to be angry at God and let Him not only know about it but to let Him have it?  Did you know He understands and is here for you in spite of how you feel?

 

Let’s Pray

Father God, grant me the ability to choose what’s important to focus on in order of importance.  Help me to plan my tasks so that they don’t deplete and overwhelm me.  Mostly, help me to live the Serenity Prayer and grant me the wisdom and discernment I need to emotionally break free from these stressful times so I can move forward with my life and the things You have for me to do and be.  In Jesus’ name, amen.  

 

I pray that the above exercises and prayer can be successful tools in your breaking free from being overwhelmed.  That’s today’s encouraging word.

 

©2014, Pastors George and Sharon Billington, All Rights Reserved

 

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