When Overwhelm is the New Normal

June 10, 2016

Mom life is hard.  Wife life is hard. Life is hard.

It is never an intentional plan to become overwhelmed, but it happens. One day we are singing songs in a field, and the next we aren’t even sure which way is up. We get so tangled up in life, and it makes everything even worse.  We want to scream, cry, and throw temper tantrums like the kids are doing in the living room floor. I know many women that have this issue and it overtakes our lives. But what are we supposed to do?

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 NIV

Take your burdens to the Lord. Take every single one. He doesn’t care if you stumped your toe this morning, or have been diagnosed with a medical condition. He wants to know, he wants to help, and he wants to give you peace. The trick with taking the burdens to him is leaving them with him. If you have been shopping, and come home to find that the shirt you purchased has a hole in it, you wouldn’t take it to the store and complain, then bring it back with you would it? No, you would leave it there for them to take care of. That is what he wants you to do. Leave your problems with him, and he will take care of them. You will achieve a sense of peace knowing that he has them, and is in control.

“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5 NIV

No matter what you are facing, you can get through it.  He will be there, through everything and in everything.  He doesn’t like to see us in pain, filled with anxiety or feeling out of control. That is not his doing. He is the one holding your hand, letting you cry on his shoulder and giving you the strength to continue on even when you think you can’t.  He’s not going to leave you in the middle of a crises, cling to him and hold on to him. Let him be the light that is carrying you through knowing that he is the one person that you can forever depend on.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.” Philippians 4: 8 NIV

When you are having one of those days, when everything is wrong. When you find yourself crying in the bathroom floor, and can’t handle it. Think on the good things. Yes it would be hard. But start at the basics. Be thankful for the air you are breathing, the heart that is beating and go on from there. Keep building it up and keep thinking on the wonderful things you have to be thankful about.  It is often said that a positive attitude can make a difference, and I believe that is so true. Instead of seeing the messy house, the uncontrollable toddlers, and the never-ending job; see them as a safe home, healthy children, and a way to provide for them.  Find the good amongst the negative and hold on to it.

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13 NIV

Having faith can make a huge difference of every aspect of life.  The evil is what makes us have these days, and when we hold on to our faith; we defeat that evil. Wearing the full armor of God is so important in everyday life! It says so right there, that when you wear it you can stand your ground, and still stand even after the evil has raged on! You can and you will get over this season of overwhelm. It is nothing more than a season of life, it may be a very long season, but it will eventually end in one way or another.  

You will get over this time in your life, you will make it out.  One day you will look back, and be able to call this the “rough time” in your life. With faith, with God, and with a little bit of a determination you will overcome anything that you are going against in your life. I pray that if you are reading this, that you will grab to the Lord and cling to him! I pray that you get over this time in you life, and remember that it is perfectly okay to cry, scream, even stomp your fit! It is okay to feel sorry for ourselves at times, as long as you remember to get up and dust yourself off and keep on going. The Lord isn’t going to give up on you; you shouldn’t give up on him and his plan! Keep holding that head up, and keep going on in faith!


  1. I have been holding on to Matt. 11:28 during the last few months of crazy. The peace offered by Jesus gives me such hope!

  2. This article is perfectly timed. With a new baby with health issues and a rambunctious toddler, this is the message I need. Thank you!

    1. You are welcome! Thanks for coming by! Adjusting to numerous kids is so hard in itself, I'll be praying for you and your family!

  3. Going to bookmark this, thank you so much for this, reading through gave me reasons for positivity... thanks alot

    1. You are more then welcome! Thank you for coming by!

  4. What a great post! Trying to juggle mom work wife school life is tough 😩


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