Life can be overwhelming. Just this past week I was coming home from work and looked around at my messy living room. I heaved a huge exasperated sigh as I set down my bags, and immediately began picking up the clutter that was everywhere. Just as I finished cleaning I peered up at the clock and realized I was already running late to my next meeting. I hadn’t even gotten a chance to eat. I started crying… you know the ugly cry that you hope to goodness no one ever sees. In that moment I felt as though every responsibility in the world was on my shoulders, and in that brief moment I had failed.
Any girl ever felt that way?
It can be such and overwhelming burden to feel like you need to be all things to all people. The truth is we can’t have it all together all the time. We can’t do it all our self. In those moments of ugly cries, and times you want to scream, I want to remind you that God has never asked you to have it all together. Actually Jesus asks the opposite. He ask you to lay own your burdens and let him carry them for a while.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, lonely, worried, insecure, or anxious there are two things you need to do RIGHT NOW! 1) Stop whatever you are doing 2) Go to Jesus.
Imagine if you spent 2 weeks straight giving your burdens to Jesus.
Let’s do it together! I challenge you for the next 14 days to let God’s promises from the Bible flood your heart. Below are 14 Scriptures designed for every girl that is overwhelmed. Breath these scriptures and the promises they hold! If you need a visual like me, print out 14 Printable Scripture Promise Cards and speak one out loud every day. Pray the promise. Post the promise somewhere you can see it. Don’t let your burdens keep you from the promise of grace one day longer!
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?My help comes from the Lord,the Maker of heaven and earth.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
1 John 5:14-15
And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.
I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave,you are there.If I ride the wings of the morning,if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Don’t EVER let the stress of this world, or the overwhelming pressure to have it all together , pull you away from the promises that Christ has made to you. He purposefully promises to never leave you. He promises to help you. He promises to even carry you! If you ever are thinking you are all alone, or have to do everything yourself, remember He is journeying ride along side you.
Enjoy 14 Printable Scripture Promise Cards. I challenge you to print out these index cards and read one out loud every morning for 2 weeks. Let the promises that God spoke cultivate in your heart. You will be amazed at what God can grow when you come to him in prayer.
Let go of insecurities.
Let go of doubt
Let go of pressure.
Let go of anxiety.
Listen to the promise that you are purposefully made, and purposefully loved. Let God restore you.