A Prayer for the Overwhelmed

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Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well. I hope that You are not too bored by the election messages emanating from all camps. I trust that You are not too cold either – this is a definite cold snap that greets us as December begins.

I notice at this time of year the look on some people’s faces. That look of feeling overwhelmed. The expense of Christmas is coming with its associated difficulties of facing up to family members You may only see once a year. Then there’s the exhaustion that comes with the end of another year and the flu bugs which seem to hit us with the regularity of football matches during late December.

If this is how You feel, You are not alone. Literally.

Hear the knock at the door in Your soul. The knock at the door of Your house may be some politician – better just hear the knock on the door in Your soul and let Jesus in.

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”

There are others who love this time of year. Those who enjoy this period are lucky.

I certainly enjoy this week. The first week of December is a good week to plan the chaos that follows. I create a chart which launches in the second week and everyone can then see what’s what and who and how to follow. The Sun occasionally lights the way during week two, as autumnal rains give way.

I wish You all a wonderful week ahead. I wish peace on You All. God Bless You.

Lord,

When my heart is overwhelmed, overwhelm me with Your peace. Lead me to You, my rock. Guide me to Your Word which gives me strength and refuge. Help me not to run to lesser things. Draw me to run to You first. Help me get into the habit of taking my “overwhelmed” and placing it under your will. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

 

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