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  • Writer's pictureDanny Domingo

WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE OVERWHELMED



Life is full of unexpected situations. Some situations are tragedies, and some are victories. One of our volunteer soccer coaches will be busy this month because his children are graduating. The older one is graduating with a master's degree, the middle child is graduating from college, and the youngest is graduating from high school. He was blessed to see his children grow and do well. However, I have friends who know someone who died in tragedy for the last several days. We never know what tomorrow holds, but one thing that remains is that God knows what is going on in our lives, and we can rely on Him. Psalm 61:1-4, David prayed, "O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer! From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings!"    


David experienced victories, but he also experienced defeat and failures. However, one thing that remains with all of his experiences is that he could cry out to God whenever or wherever he may be, especially when his heart was overwhelmed. God was his refuge and a foundation on which he could be secured from his enemies. God was his shelter in the middle of a storm. When our hearts are overwhelmed, we can cry to God for help. No matter what is going on in our lives today, God knows our situations, and we can trust Him. We may not have all the answers, and we may not know what tomorrow holds, but God is our answer, and He knows what tomorrow holds. God is encouraging us today to trust in Him. Our God is all-knowing and all-powerful. He is our strong foundation that can hold us together. 


Although life is full of unexpected situations, we have a God who can lead us through them and give us strength and wisdom. Let us stand strong in our faith in God when our hearts are overwhelmed. Remember what our Lord Jesus did on the cross for us. If He died for us, He will sustain us in all our situations. 


Ask yourself these questions for application: (Think through carefully, meditate on the questions while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you.) What should I do when my heart is overwhelmed? Where can I find security and strength in all my situations? Do I trust God? 


Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God. 


Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for being my help when my heart is overwhelmed. You are my strong foundation when I feel like my world is falling apart. You are my peace in times of uncertainty, my joy in times of sorrow, and my hope in times of doubt. I praise you for always being right beside me and in control of my situations. I pray all these things in the name of my Lord Jesus. Amen. 


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