The truth is that God could enter any situation instantly and transform it!
Are You Feeling Overwhelmed? … Here’s The Truthful Answer
by SheriAnn Eusepi-Alperovich | Contributing Writer | Eternal Affairs Media
Thank You for being our ever-present help in good times and bad. Give us the grace to be still and know that You are God.
Lord, help us to trust in You, especially when we feel overwhelmed by the hardships of life. May we never doubt Your perfect love and perfect wisdom in all things. Give us the grace to see beyond what burdens us to discover the hidden Mercy You offer us to purify and strengthen our souls. We thank You for all things, dear Lord. Jesus, we trust in You.
There are days when you most likely feel overwhelmed by one thing. It may be that you find yourself with much responsibility and are anxious about being able to fulfill your duties properly. Or you may feel overwhelmed for the opposite reason, finding that life seems to be at a standstill and you are unsure what to do next. In these moments of feeling overwhelmed, we must make an act of trust in God. The truth is that God could enter any situation instantly and transform it, enabling us to face what is before us with the ease of a child. But He doesn’t always do that. Sometimes He allows us to wait on Him so that the situation we face will help to purify us and urge us toward greater surrender and love. Know that God loves you and could do anything to lighten your struggle immediately. Knowing that will help you also realize that, at times, He remains at an apparent distance as an act of hidden Mercy. It’s a Mercy because His wisdom is perfect, and He will always act in the most fruitful way for your soul.
Look at your life this day and identify that which appears to be your greatest struggle. How does that make you feel? If you do feel overwhelmed, then pause and try to see the wisdom of God. He will never abandon you and may be offering you a hidden gift of Mercy through which He is calling you to greater holiness than if He immediately made your burdens light and easy.