26 November 2019
‘I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed.’

In today’s fast-paced society, it’s easy for us to feel overwhelmed. We take on too many tasks, face tight deadlines at work or in our studies, fill our minds with loads of information by scrolling through social media, and go through things such as illness, grief, and heartbreak. But it’s not just us who struggle with feeling overwhelmed. A number of times in the Bible we can see people crying out to God because they felt like they couldn’t cope with what they were facing. Baruch, who wrote out some of the words of Jeremiah (you can read about him in Jeremiah 36), said: ‘I am overwhelmed with trouble! Haven’t I had enough pain already? And now the Lord has added more! I am worn out from sighing and can find no rest’ (v.3 NLT). David said: ‘I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings!’ (Psalm 61:2-4 NLT). God is our ‘safe refuge’ too. We can run to Him with everything that’s going on in our lives. When we feel overwhelmed, we can be tempted to think that God’s abandoned us. Gideon questioned how God could have been with them when everything seemed to be going wrong: ‘If the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us?’ (Judges 6:13 NLT). But the truth is, God’s always there for us. We may not understand why so many things are happening in our lives, but we can trust that He is still good. And we can know that He will give us the strength we need to cope with whatever we’re facing. 


What Now?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed today, take a minute to pray this prayer: ‘Lord, thank You for promising to take care of me and for being my “safe refuge” (Psalm 61:3 NLT). Amen.’

Sign up to get your copy delivered

The UCB Word For You

Read More

20th Jan 2020
19th Jan 2020
18th Jan 2020
17th Jan 2020
16th Jan 2020
15th Jan 2020
14th Jan 2020
12th Jan 2020
11th Jan 2020
10th Jan 2020
09th Jan 2020
08th Jan 2020
07th Jan 2020
06th Jan 2020
05th Jan 2020
04th Jan 2020
03rd Jan 2020
02nd Jan 2020
01st Jan 2020
31st Dec 2019
30th Dec 2019
29th Dec 2019
28th Dec 2019




Meet: April Shipton
What are you waiting for?
Who wants their church to grow?


Social Media