Overwhelmed?

Often when we face life’s challenges we feel alone and overwhelmed. Psalm 142 is attributed to David, written when he was in hiding in a cave, fearing for his life. Some of his thoughts were:

“When my spirit faints within me, you know my way!

In the path where I walk, they have hidden a trap for me.

Look to the right and see: there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul.” Psalm 142:3-4

This quote from my daily devotional points toward a solution for handling those feelings:

“Do not yield to the temptation of looking at everything at once, as if everything would happen at once, and all the events of the day be crowded into an hour. Do not thus forecast, but take each thing as it comes to you, and look upon it as the present expression of the will of God concerning you; then regard the next in the same way, and thus receive your day piece by piece from Him who will remember always when He gives you work to do, that you need strength to do it.

Often when you have almost fainted in spirit, the thought comes, ‘If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, what shalt thou do with the horsemen? ‘ Put it from you, it is a faithless thought; if you need more strength, you will have it, be sure of that; or the call to greater exertion may never come to you. Your business is with the present, leave the future in His hands who will be sure to do the best, the very best for you.”

Priscilla Maurice

For more quotes by Priscilla Maurice see:

Some Quotes on Giving Thanks

Learning to Give Thanks

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