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When Overwhelmed

When you are faced with a plethora of things coming at you, your attitude about it makes all the difference in the world.

I'm in that place right now. For one, when I don't know what to do or how to go about handling these situations, I stop and call time out, for as long as I need, and just pray about things, then wait.

Obviously, when in doubt as to what to do, do nothing. Nothing at all. If you do something without thinking it through and addressing all the pros and cons, that's when you'll mess things up. It's better to do nothing at all, than handle it the wrong way. You have to get a handle on what is really happening. Look at the pros and the cons of the situation . It's not a good idea to try to solve something, when you cannot think with a clear mind and look at the situation objectively, so you can make an informed decision.

Secondly, Jesus told us to come to him with our cares, asking him for wisdom and guidance. Sometimes we must have a seat in God's waiting room, and exercise patience and perseverance. I don't know about you, but I'm certainly not smarter nor wiser than God, when it comes to handling problems. Who better, than to go to the Lord, talk things over with him, and allow him to do his will? Who better to go to, than the Lord, who can see into my future, and knows not only what is best for me, but what is coming up ahead for me?

So...I've talked to Him about it, and instead of getting all worked up and frustrated about things, I'm resting in God's arms, and I know that he will give me the best possible answer. Why get upset over things, when there's nothing you could do about it anyway? Worrying about it, will not change one thing. Won't add one speck of relief.

I've sat in God's waiting room a number of times through the years. That's why I know what works. Prayer works, but don't expect to get results, if you've prayed, and are still worrying about the outcome of it all. The only thing [i]that[/i] does, is tell God that even though you've prayed, you [b]still[/b] don't believe he'll help you. How do you think that makes God feel, for those who know Him as a friend? That is not exercising your faith.

I am resting and relaxing in the Lord. Sometimes in the middle of a problem, I have to remind myself to just stop and check my attitude towards it. Am I resting or worrying? If I'm worrying, I'm not trusting God. That's when I know I have to let go, and let God. Works every time. There is no fear in perfect love. God's love and care are perfect...as well as the perfect solution. He [i][c=#003BB2]delights[/c][/i] in helping us.

 
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