Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?

Life is so busy right now.  Of course, I wonder when it isn't.  I am a wife, mother of four, homemaker who tries very hard to keep the house in order and meals ready, homeschooler (homeschooling four different grades is no easy task), my husband and I work in the church, my daughter plays volleyball and has either games or practice every night of the week (and in the summer its baseball), piano lessons for my youngest girl, blogging, a magazine, and a project with a dear friend, just to name a few things.  

For the most part, I am able to juggle and prioritize and everything runs smooth.  I have learned what I can and cannot handle and when to say no.  I know that things will not always be perfect, but that I can do my best with what God has given me.  Then there are times when something extra gets thrown in the mix that takes away all my sanity.  Things like a headache.

Last Wednesday I woke up with a major headache.  A headache that had me wanting to sleep all day long, something that was not going to happen.  This headache held on strong for five days straight.  Yesterday it finally let up about eighty percent.  While still slightly there, I can now function.  On Saturday, I was cleaning the house and my vacuum cleaner would not stay plugged in.  Some of the outlets in our house are wore out and the cord on the vacuum is short, so with every move I made, it fell out.  I was so frustrated.  I had so much to do, the calendar and weekly to-do list was maxed out, my head was splitting and the vacuum not staying plugged in was the straw that broke the camel's back (I find that saying very weird, by the way).

With my husband out washing the car and the kids in bed for the night, I pushed the vacuum far away from me, sat down and cried.  God, I am so busy, I hurt so bad and just do not feel good.  I don't have time or energy for this vacuum cord to not stay plugged in.  I cannot do this.  God's response to me was 2 Corinthians 12:9, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness..."

I am weak.  I plan, organize and try hard to do my best.  But the truth is always there, I am weak.  Without Him, I am nothing.  But praise God, His grace is sufficient for me!

What are you facing today that has you feeling overwhelmed, tired, hurt or sad?  Remember that God's grace is all you need.  Remember that in your weakness He is strong.  Friend, all you need is to reach out to Him.  He is there.

Sweet Blessings~


  1. Dealing with past and current medical bills is what is hanging over my head. I need to trust God in everything. When I don't, it robs me of the joy I have in Him.

  2. I am weak. He is strong. I've been seeing that reference so much lately and a reminder I need ALL the time. Thanks for linking up today!

  3. I am so sorry you were hurting so much! I get frustrated like this sometimes, I should say a lot of times. I know the only thing that gets me through is God. Thank you for being so open and honest in your post.

    Love you friend!

  4. I've been overwhelmed a lot lately too! This mom thing is tough, but with God nothing is impossible;))


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