God Is My Comfort

Life has been a bit busy around here lately. We've had many activities with school, church, work... much of it just the normal day to day type things.

I can go along fine for weeks at a time getting it all accomplished (or at least the most important) without much thought or worry. However, let me start to get a bit tired and it just becomes ovewhelming. I've said it here before that I am easily overwhelmed with life at times. I'm learning to let go and be more flexible along with regularly turning it over to God. But, the tired thing... well, let's just say I'm not good at much of anything once I start to get tired. Unfortunately, that includes turning things over to God. It seems when I get tired that all common sense, knowledge -- it all goes flying right out the window.

So, last week was one of those weeks where I was tired and fell straight down the path to overwhelmed. I've since taken some time to slow down, prioritize, talk it over and pray. I'm feeling better. I've allowed God to take control again and He has comforted me. I'm ready to start a new week.

In starting a new week, though, I wanted to be fully prepared. I didn't want to go anywhere near overwhelmed. I went to my Bible this evening to look for that "special something" that I could carry with me throughout the week. Something that would remind me that God is with me, that He is my comfort. Something that would remind me how important it is to let God in and let him "run the show". To let Him give me the strength to keep moving -- not only so I can keep up with a smile on my face, but also so that my sense of overwhelming and the negative thoughts and attitudes that go along with it will not be a stumbling block to others around me.

Here is where God led me...

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ." 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Just what I needed to read this evening and just what I will carry with me throughout the week. God is my comfort and it is abundant!

Has God laid a special scripture on your heart this week?

8 Thoughts Shared:

Donalacasa said...

I can relate to what you are saying. I was sharing with a friend yesterday that since I have begun to study the Hebrew roots of our Christian faith and making greater effort to force myself (LOL! Yes, I do have to force myself) into taking a day to really rest, I have been able to get MORE accomplished than I was trying to burn the candles at both ends. I pray you have a blessed week this week.


hip chick said...

I feel the exact same way. The time change has really messed with my schedule this year and I feel very tired. I have talked to others who feel the same way.
I too, am trying to start this week out fresh and brand new. It is good to turn to God who helps us all with even our smallest of issues.

Joan said...

John 4:34
Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work."

I want to be like that.
Great post.

Meredith said...

I can so relate to your post this week. Psalm 127 says he gives sleep to the ones he loves and boy did I take him literally when I begged the Lord for good restful sleep. He answered my prayer.
Thank you for your words of comfort. May you continue to have a good week!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Loved my vacation but it completely took me out of my routine! I came home exhausted, but just this morning was led to Jude and read it several times. One verse in particular (don't have it in front of me)...

"Contend for the faith you've been given." We've been entrusted with a big parcel of faith from heaven. Time to keep working the thing out. It meant so much to me this morning; more research to follow this evening... perhaps even a post later this week.

Contending alongside you, sister. Keep to it.

Blessings and peace to you this week~elaine

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Saleslady371 said...

I know, too, how important it is to get that special word from the Lord. We're in a lot of pain & spiritual warfare in our family with my prodigal SIL. So I've been blessed with lots of promises to cling to, feeling the Lord's love and support.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

When I'm overwhelmed, I am tempted to start the day without praying or doing devotions or reading the Bible. However if I take the time to put God first, he always helps me through the day. I seem to get more things accomplished and feel peace about the things that don't get done.