Whenever we are going through a rough patch in life we have got to remind ourselves that affliction is but for a moment. We have got to tell ourselves that the troubles are minute when compared to the Rock who is God and that He is the one who is higher than we are.
“From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher that I.” ~ Psalm 61:2
We must never allow troubles to get to us in a way that causes us to feel overwhelmed. What to do instead is to remember these 4 things
1. Some things in life you have no control over
No matter what the situation may be, you don’t have control over most things that takes place on a daily basis. You have control over your attitude and your response so remain positive and optimistic. You were hoping for the sunshine but the rain pours instead. You were hoping that your husband would take out the trash or walk the dog and he didn’t. Don’t get upset, complain or grumble yourself away. Give thanks instead and hope for a brighter tomorrow.
2. God’s word will give you the perspective you need
The word of God is steadfast and sure. It is the undeniable truth of God. Without a doubt it will bring peace to your mind. It brings hope and gives strength. God’s word is filled with promises. Trust His Holy Spirit to reveal the hidden and secret things and you wait for the appointed time for the vision to be fulfilled. Be still in His presence and know that He is God! (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!
3. Never make a decision when you are feeling stressed or in despair
This is not about playing it safe, rather it is right and proper for you not to make a decision when you are feeling stressed out or when you find yourself in the valley of despair. Surrender everything to the Lord. Trust Him with all your heart and never lean to your own understanding. In everything that you do seek Him for His guidance and truth. (Proverbs 3:5-6
4. God is your only shelter
“For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.” (Psalm 61:3) David was described as a man after God’s own heart, yet he was never free from the constant onslaught of enemy forces. He recognized if he was to have victory, He needed God’s intervention, His protection and covering over him. When we begin to feel pressured or overwhelmed in life, so too must we run to God into His ark of safety and for Him to give peace to our troubled souls.