What overwhelms you and what do you do with it?
I’m living a life I can’t take a bit of credit for! Only a loving, merciful, and gracious God could write this story. Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe, Creator, and Savior of my soul. #SoliDeoGloria
As human shepherds to broken people in broken families with tragically messed up lives and priorities to varying degrees, we could not deal with the struggles we face, have the conversations we have, confront the evil we confront, assist with the problems we do without the sustaining strength, wisdom, and discernment of the Lord. I go to bed many nights wondering how many more days I can face such opposition. Yet His Words give me rest every night and wake me with hope every morning.
When my focus is not in the right place, I can become overwhelmed by the tragedy of it all or I can become overwhelmed by my own inadequacy. I must choose to be overwhelmed by his presence and his grace. ￼I cannot imagine living this life without a Savior and Redeemer in Jesus Christ.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.Romans 8:18 NASB
“Come to Me, all 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 comfortable, and My burden is light.”Matthew 11:28-30 NASB
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,  even when we were dead in our wrongdoings, made us alive together with Christ ( by grace you have been saved),  and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,  so that in the ages to come He might show the boundless riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.Ephesians 2:4-7 NASB