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What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

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August 10, 2021

Life can be so unpredictable—joys and sorrows, beautiful blessings and distressing difficulties can come unexpectedly. It’s overwhelming. Our life’s dreams and plans can change in an instant. We all know this to be true. It can feel like we’re not strong enough or smart enough for whatever trial has come our way.

Scripture is full of promises regarding God’s presence with us and His enduring care for His people. One such promise is contained in Psalm 121.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

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