When you Feel Overwhelmed

This morning, I was reflecting on Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

Be still and know that He is God…

…which means, not me! I don’t know about you, but reflecting on this makes me feel relieved.

I ran to this scripture because I was thinking about the things I want to do today. Like an unwanted houseguest in my brain, a feeling of ‘Overwhelm’ tried to come upon me.

But I rejected it. I hate that feeling.

For years, my brain would default to going down that pathway. Then depression and hopelessness would follow. I know it is also a manifestation of my past addiction to dopamine highs, which feelings of helplessness evoke.

After all, dopamine is an emotional painkiller. I call it “dope” for short.

Because I am actively working to change my brain to avoid defaulting to overwhelm, I got up from my chair and put on some praise music.

Shifting my focus to praise starting calming down the emotional threat before anxiety hijacked my nervous system.

As I meditated on Psalm 46:10, I imagined myself under the shelter of God’s wings.

Overwhelm happens when we put the spotlight on ourselves and our limited resources.

It’s like the Israelites when God called them to go into the Promised Land. Because they saw themselves as grasshoppers compared to their enemies, they refused to go in (see Numbers 13).

They forgot they had God on their side.

When we shift the focus on to God and remind ourselves of our dependence on Him for wisdom and strength to face daily challenges, courage returns and overwhelm fades.

From that place of peace, we can take a deep breath. Then we can look to God and say, “Okay Daddy, show me my next step.”

While you can’t do everything, you can do one thing – no matter how small.

That one thing can make all the difference!

Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Creator of the Take Back Your Temple program

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  • Kathy Bennett says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE COMFORTING WORDS!!!

  • Sheliia Roland says:

    Good Day Kimberly.

    I woke this morning full of anxiety, stemming from feelings of regret and resentment. Depression tried to visit immediately, but praising and thanking God for His faithfulness filled my mind. Once the storm within was quieted I heard the Holy Spirit say, “Be Still Sheliia and Know I am God”. , what wonderful confirmation from Psalm 46:10. As I allowed Him to reveal and free me from the hidden fear within my heart, peace and assurance surfaced. I am grateful for you and TBYT

  • Charlene Mowatt says:

    This was a blessing today after a rocky start. Confirming that God is my source. I have nothing without Him.

    Thanks so much.

  • Anu says:

    Thank you Kimberley. Much needed

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