I lost it a week ago.
I felt so overwhelmed with everything that I just had to get out of the house.
I literally left the house, the girls and Jeremy at home to go to a coffee shop near our house.
I read a fiction book for about 3 hours. And drank coffee.
A very yummy vanilla latte.
All. by. myself.
I spent all afternoon in a coffee shop doing nothing.
I needed that afternoon.
It was incredibly refreshing and wonderful.
That time helped me feel slightly normal for a few hours.
I wasn’t trying to sell all our belongings.
I wasn’t calling pastors trying to book services.
I wasn’t packing up our clothes.
I wasn’t trying to figure out how much food we’d need this time being home.
I wasn’t balancing the checkbook to see where we were financially.
I wasn’t planning ways to raise support.
I wasn’t even thinking about learning French, moving across the world or leaving our families.
I sat and read.
But, as much as that time was helpful and I might need to run away again sometime…
That time can’t compare to the refreshing aspect of God’s Word and His promises to us.
I’ve been drinking it in.
Remembering, that although I’m selling everything and trying to figure out a crazy amount of enormous details for the next few years of our lives, God already has a plan for our family. He has it under control.
I can mentally rest knowing that this is His job so much more than it is ours.
Here are a few scriptures that have been helping me fight that overwhelmed feeling.
So, I am holding unswervingly to the hope that HE is faithful and that I can rest in Him always!
Because God’s Word really is the only way to fight being overwhelmed.
His Word is what brings peace, hope, faith and trust.
I’ll be posting more of these verses on Instagram… it is a great place to encourage and find encouragement!
What verse do you cling to when you are fighting that overwhelmed feeling?