One bible verse to get your through when you’re feeling overwhelmed (and a Bible Giveaway!)

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Psalm 61vs 2 when my heart is overwhelmed
From the ends of the earth I call to you,
    I call as my heart grows faint;
    lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 61:2 (NIV)

It is so easy to feel overwhelmed at this time of year. 

It feels like a race to the finish line. 

In South Africa we have our summer holidays in December and it feels like they can’t come soon enough. 

And at the same time when I look at everything I have to get done before then I think that is all happening too soon.  

I love that the Bible is full of verses that encourage me when I’m wondering how I’m going to make it through the day, or the week, or to the Christmas holidays.

I find when I’m feeling overwhelmed I have a few go to bible verses. 

Psalm 61:2 is one of them because it reminds me: 
  1. I am never too far for God to hear my plea’s for help
  2. When I’m pushed to the edge of my limits God is my refuge and strength. And with one arm he can lift me up to reside in him.
When life is heavy and hard to take, it’s easy to forget that I’m not alone and I have a God who is a safe harbour. 

Ponder: What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Are there any bible verses that encourage you? Share them in the comments.

Prayer: God, you know that I’ve reached the edge of my limits. Please come and be my refuge, a safe place to rest. Amen. 

There are two things I’ve forgotten to do recently due to all the work related activities I’ve been trying to get done so I’m going to do a bit of housekeeping quick:  

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