Do you ever feel overwhelmed from just thinking? Ironic isn’t it, we aren’t even doing anything yet, but our thoughts are exhausting! I could understand if we were running from meeting to meeting, hearing complaints of others, trying to decide between conflicting priorities, and meeting unreasonable deadlines (which is probably a typical day for most of us!); but I am talking about when we are just THINKING and our thoughts give us anxiety and stress causing us to feel completely overwhelmed.

If I am honest, sometimes I can’t even sort through my own thoughts because they feel cluttered in my mind. So many considerations, so many demands, so many decisions are overwhelming. Each one feeling like it has its own yin and yang. And this balancing act of seemingly opposite or contrary thoughts (which may actually be complementary and interconnected or interdependent); makes me feel anxious. Do you know what I am talking about? Am I the only one who feels this?

How do I manage these moments of anxiety when I feel overwhelmed?

I look to the word of God. I have learned to be still so God can move. Being still, means that we quiet our minds (also, remember that God is not the author of confusion). I sometimes can hear the voice of Jesus in a whisper saying… shhh peace be still, and my heart immediately settles. I have learned that to first clear my mind; I need to stop thinking on things that trouble me and I tune in on the voice of God (instead of my own voice). In this clear state of mind, there is no anxiety; in this, there is a calm, confiding, trustful state of mind in view of God’s divine presence and power. When our minds are calm, we can see God more clearly and we can hear His voice. I know that as long as I follow Him, I will be okay because His will is perfect.

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 46:10

One Reply to “Be Still and God Will”

  1. I needed to hear this 🙂

    Lately I have been so consumed with thoughts that I will never find the “right one”, as I have had so many miserable/horrible dates lately and I feel like nothing is going to give!!! I’ve been as single as it gets the past 2.5 years and I’m just ready for someone to come along to share life with – but, I keep reminding myself that obviously God knows when I’m “ready” and he’ll put the right person in my life at the right time. I know it sounds silly, but that’s what I’m dealing with right now – other than that, life is GOOD!!

    I spoke with Chad a couple of weeks ago and he said he got lunch with you and Todd recently! I miss you guys!!!! The best trio there ever was 🙂

    How is everything going!?! Miss you lots ❤

    Michelle

    On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 5:51 AM, Courageous Women wrote:

    > Courageous Women posted: “Do you ever feel overwhelmed from just thinking? > Ironic isn’t it, we aren’t even doing anything yet, but our thoughts are > exhausting! I could understand if we were running from meeting to meeting, > hearing complaints of others, trying to decide between con” >

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