Friday, June 21, 2013

It's So Over

This morning, I sat at my kitchen table praying and reeling with anxiety over the tasks that lie ahead. Yesterday, my boss asked me to take on a project; adding to my already full plate. A flood of emotions came rushing in as I agreed to the challenge and additional responsibility.

I'm honored he trusts me and feels I'm capable of taking this on, Lord. Really, I am. on earth am I going to figure out how to do this project? When on earth am I going to figure out how to do this project? I feel so ill equipped. I need wisdom. I need strength. I shoes. I already have a million balls in the air between work duties, being a mom, parent, daughter, niece, sister, friend, not to mention blogging and songwriting…and I’m just!  
I'm just so overwhelmed! Serenity now!

Holy moly. Life sure gets busy sometimes doesn't it? There are days I feel I wear so many hats I lose track of who I am; and then the only hat I feel like wearing is the one I can pull down over my head. Sigh. 

Some days it's all so over. Overwhelming that is.

There's a song that has been stuck in my head lately, "One Thing Remains" . I have to wonder if the Lord is deliberating putting that song in front of me. Maybe you'll see why when you read some of the lyrics:

Your love never fails/It never gives up/It never runs out on me

And it's higher than the mountains that I face/And it's stronger than the power of the grave/And it's constant in the trial and the change/This one thing remains

And on and on and on and on it goes/Yes, it overwhelms and satisfies my soul/And I never ever have to be afraid/This one thing remains/This one thing remains

It's so over. Overwhelming that is.

His love never fails. It never gives up, and it never runs out. It's higher than any mountains you or I may face. It's stronger than the power of the grave, and constant in our trials and change. It goes on and on and on and when we allow, it overwhelms and satisfies our souls. I needed that reminder today. Maybe you did too.
Scripture says the God who loves us with an overwhelming love, is also the same God who gives us strength (Philippians 4:13). And, the same God who gives us wisdom...

"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,
who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."
 – James 1:5 (NIV)

I sure could use some strength and wisdom. I'm walking around like a bumbling idiot who doesn't know if she's coming or going. Strength? Wisdom? Yes Lord, please! (And, maybe some cute shoes too. I mean it can't hurt to ask, right?).

Oh Lord, let the only thing I'm overwhelmed with be Your love....

Thank You Lord for Your love. Thank You for equipping us for the tasks that lie before us; for Your wisdom and for Your strength. May we be so filled with You we are...overwhelmed.


  1. Anonymous6/21/2013

    Very nice. I too believe that God gives us what we need to handle the challenges in our life. We learn from those challenges. My mother would always tell me "Roger, take one day at a time". Thanks for sharing your blog. Roger

    1. Thanks for reading, Roger. You and your family remain in my prayers. I am certain you were a great blessing to your mom. I was blessed by your posts during her battle, and admire the strength and courage you both showed and that you continue to show. One day at a time, friend... - Angela