The last thing I want to do is overwhelm you.
I’m working on my conversation (i.e. message/ sermon) for Sunday morning and so I thought I would unload some thoughts on you as I work on it. The thing is . . . the framework of each conversation is planned weeks in advance, . . . I live the message, working through each idea, the days leading up to Sunday. It’s always a work in process. Or should I say, I’m a work in process.
There seems to be a growing number of people who are overwhelmed. I mean. Sometimes it feels like all of us on earth are overwhelmed. I think the baseline for being overwhelmed is mostly about the pressure of “now” and the unknown of the “not yet,” which for the most part, is the way it’s always been.
Everything seems to be on steroids right now, magnifying all the people who are nailing down life with ease and beauty. All the forms of media give us a quick view of their AMAZING AND AWESOME success, which of course makes our own life look pathetic and frightening at best. It’s easy to be held hostage at the thought of never attaining their level of life. And, if, that’s not enough . . . it can feel like we’re alone in it all . . . especially if, there’s the complication of a broken heart.
It’s too much. All of it.
Until the page of the story is turned. Because. There’s always two sides of the story. Despite the darkness, there’s a beautiful side to it all, the place where we’re able to lean into God and one another. And, as hard and messy as life can be, we’re able to see there’s something more to life when it’s lived with-God and one-another.
I was thinking about my life-verse, the God-words underlined on each page of my story. It’s a part of your story too:
Young people will get tired; strapping young men will stumble and fall. BUT those who trust in the Eternal One will regain their strength. They will soar on wings as eagles. They will run—never winded, never weary. They will walk—never tired, never faint (Isaiah 40: 30-31, Voice).
Let these words guide you from being overwhelmed with all that you must manage to being overwhelmed with what God offers–a strength to rise up in the midst of the hard.
I pray for God-strength for you and I today–Kerrie
It’s what I pray for my sweet ones:
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