Last week a friend sent me a list of her troubles, “I was sick; my mom’s house got flooded; I have a friend with cancer and liver failure; and my sweet dog just died. Life has been intense.”
Hard things seem to come either one at a time or in a clump. For my friend it was a great big clump of things.
I hope you can’t relate. But if you can, GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK. Begin to look for ways you can catch your breath.
Even if it’s just 2 minutes where you go lean against a wall and let the weight of everything be lifted onto God’s shoulders. Do it.
Life doesn’t always give us breathing room but you can still TAKE IT.
Ask God for help. And when you get an inspired idea, go for it. The world won’t fall apart if you put your feet up and slowly drink a big cup of coffee.
It helps if you can take things one at a time. Even when theres a whole clump of them. “Cast all your burdens on the Lord because He cares for you.”
• Know what your assignments are. Just because you know about something doesn’t mean it’s your assignment.
• Do what you can but not what you can’t.
• When you feel compassion, take a step in that direction.
Be careful to protect your mind. Avoid loading one thing on top of the other thing. Stacking things will make you feel overwhelmed…Cast your burdens upon the Lord. Each one. And try not to lug the clump. Because clumps are heavy.
Jesus is a way maker. And He will make a way for you.
Maintain life’s basics: eat healthy, protect your sleep, add some exercise, laugh (laugh laugh) and connect with others.
Leonard Ravenhill the famed British revivalist used to say, “you either come a part and rest for awhile. Or you come apart after a while.”
Do what you can and lean into to God who will take care of the rest.
May God’s lavish love enwrap you,Kathleen
This was very timely for me. So blessed by the Lord recently at Mario Murillo tent crusade in Colorado Springs. Many good things happening. Still there are burdens, but doing just what you suggested is so clearly what helps.
Perfectly poinant! As I broke my foot a couple weeks after you were in Norfolk! You can say a pray for my fast healing and Jeff’s perfect patience, 🙄😂. Many things… The adventures continue… I’m forced to use my weak hip more and it is getting stronger, haha, among other family moving parts… While I am somewhat stationery. God bless!
very timely. very helpful.
Boy I needed to hear this! Thank you Kathleen. This was truly confirmation to rest in the Lord and catch my breath. I’ve been letting things “stack” up in my mind. It’s been a battle for sure. But God used my time in the Word last night & then to read this. He is good! Praying blessings over you , your daughters & family. Love you much!
I really need this word and feel like it was customed designed by God just for me. My husband passed away April 12, 2022, and I have been overwhelmed. These words have a calming effect on me.
I much prefer the thoughts in writing, rather than spoken.
Amen! I couldn’t agree more!
This is so timely. I sent it on to all the women who are in my Bible study. Thanks a bunch.
A wonderful word of encouragement. Love you, Kathleen
Very encouraging words.THANKS!