It’s been quite awhile since I’ve felt so overwhelmed and under attack from the enemy. What makes it harder is that most of my family is also experiencing the same thing, though we all react to it in different ways.
What do you do when you’re overwhelmed? Who, or what, do you turn to?
I find great comfort and help in turning to the Lord in prayer and to the Psalms. I recite verses to myself, such as:
God is our (my) refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1) The Lord is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)
A portion of Scripture that is very precious to me comes out of Psalm 61 and 62: “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
God is here with me, He will help me. I can count on Him. I shall not be greatly moved.
1Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
2From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
4I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
5For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.
1Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
2He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
5My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
6He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
7In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
8Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.