We are in a particularly rough season at our house. We’re making the best of it. It’s so easy to be overwhelmed, even in the day to day tasks as a wife, mom of 3, and getting our homeschool routine established. Add Warrant Officer School and potty training and you’ve got one potentially stressed out family!
To help combat the stress, I’m up at 4:30. I exercise on the weeks Rob is in town, and spend time with Jesus in the morning. They are super sacred hours for me. When he’s gone, I get to do Insanity in the afternoons, and I’m working on still getting up EARLY. It’s a process.
Easter weekend has been such a blessing to my soul. It started with Secret Church on Friday. I LOVE David Platt’s preaching. He’s real; he strives to live what he calls us all to. The theme this year was “The Cross and Everyday Life” (check it out here). Sundays with our church family are always a blessing, and Easter Sunday is always a special time together! God has been working on my heart for weeks with this question: Overwhelmed: by the world or by God? And then this came on while I was struggling through my saw planks this morning:
I see the work of Your hands
galaxies spinning a heavenly dance
All that You are is so overwhelming
I hear the sound of Your voice
all at once its a gentle and thundering noise
all that You are is so overwhelming
I delight myself in You
Captivated by Your beauty
God, I run into Your arms
unashamed because of Mercy
I am overwhelmed
–Overwhelmed, Big Daddy Weave
I want to live in the place of constantly being overwhelmed by God. I realize its a choice. It’s a discipline to make time to spend studying the Bible and memorizing Scripture. I can tell you from experience, being overwhelmed by God is a MUCH better place to be than overwhelmed by the things of this world.
Give me Jesus.
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” — 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
“I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever. I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever. Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness. Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power. I will mediate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles. Your awe-inspiring deeds with be on every tongue; I will proclaim your greatness.” — Psalm 145:1-5
Here’s a full version of Overwhelmed…
Great post, Ada Kate! My prayer for you this morning was/is that you can see what He is doing and has done in your life. And that you will rest in Him as you press on. You are an amazing young woman, and I am so thankful to be your mama and to walk this path with you! Much love, respect, and yes, support in this crazy season of your life! Thank you for being YOU!
GREAT song lyrics & a fantastic reminder that when we are in over our heads and totally overwhelmed and even outnumbered, that is right where He wants us.
Reminds me of the story of Gideon when the Lord had him shave down his army to only 300 men to fight the enemy. Makes me truly grateful for the many situations that I feel like all I have is the small, insignificant “300”.
Fight the good fight sweet Cousin. Thank you for sharing your thoughts,