When My Heart is Overwhelmed
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalms 61:1-2
Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to you. When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalms 55:22 instructs, ‘Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved’.
I woke up one morning with my mind drifting towards everywhere I wouldn’t want it to go. Then I remembered the above-quoted Scriptures and I prayed, ‘LORD, my mind is wandering aimlessly. Please, help me to stir my mind towards you, and stop me from worrying about the future in Jesus’ name’. As soon as I prayed that prayer, I found peace again, and I was able to go about my day feeling at peace with myself.
Are you agitated about the unknown, or afraid that the worst could happen? Are you focusing your mind on where you would find no peace? Just remember the Rock that is higher than you and trust in Him always. When your heart is overwhelmed with worries, ask the LORD to lead you to a safe place where you can find rest. Remember that He is your Father, and He knows how to care for His children. All you need to do is say ‘Father, I need your help’.
Take a look at the birds, no worries, yet the LORD takes care of them and feeds them. Are you not much more important than they? (Matthew: 26). Worry steals our joy, rubs us off peace and gives us a mind too heavy to carry. Let’s be wise and put worry in its place! The realisation that God owns tomorrow should give us the assurance that all will be well.
O God my Father, I come to you with all my cares and worries. Help me to cast my cares on you, give me the ability to rely solely on you.
King of glory, show me the path to walk confidently in your precepts, in Jesus’ name.
Point to ponder on
Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you.
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