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 frustrated by confusing tier messages and have a pleasant Christmas prepared. I trust that You are not flooded either – there has been a lot of rain this last week or so, so it would seem.

I notice at this time of year the look on some people’s faces. That look of feeling overwhelmed. The expense of Christmas is here with its associated difficulties of facing up to family members You may only deal with once a year. Then there’s the exhaustion that comes with the end of another year – and what a strange year!

There must be more people in the country feeling overwhelmed this year than most. If this is how You feel, You are not alone. Literally.

Hear the knock at 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 happen to love this time of year. But this year feels somewhat empty. I should not complain. My family and I have been healthy all year and together we have grown closer during the lockdowns. I hope that You too have some positive experiences to bring from 2020 into 2021.

I wish You all a wonderful Christmas 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.