Overwhelmed: Winning the War Against Worry by Perry NobleStressed out? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Good news--youre not alone!
No one ever said life was going to be easy. Between financial struggles, marital issues, health scares, and the regular, run-of-the-mill problems of everyday life, its easy to feel weighed down and trapped by your circumstances. In times like these, its tempting to just throw in the towel and quit. Well, dont do it!
Perry Noble has stood at the edge of the abyss himself, and in Overwhelmed, he shares the keys to unlocking the chains of anxiety and despair once and for all. Building on the premise that when we shift our focus from our circumstances to Christ, everything changes, Perry walks readers through a life-altering plan for overcoming stress, worry, depression, and anxiety so we can be free to enjoy the abundant, joy-filled lives we were created for.
God knows were frustrated. He knows were tired. He knows were struggling. But He also knows how things are going to turn out. He is greater than anything you are going through . . . so dont give up on God. After all, Hes never given up on you.
King James Bible
For those days when things feel upside down, hopeless, or just completely non-stop, here are 25 scriptures to bring you peace in the storms of life. Guest post by Julie of Be Whole, Mom. I remember the very early years of marriage and then soon after motherhood, when I felt completely exhausted , unsure of anything, and like I had been thrown into the deep end of life without even a pair of arm cuff floats to help keep my head above water. Oh, I was overwhelmed , and empty of joy. I thought I had to know everything about being a godly wife and mother before I even began that journey, so when the pressures and demands of these portions of my life came in droves, I did not know what to do.
What does the Bible say about? Oh give thanks to the Lord , for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful. For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself.
You skip breakfast. Your laundry basket is a Mt. Everest of dirty clothes. Your loved one is in the hospital. Your mother needs you, your friend needs you, your husband needs you, your kids need you, your boss needs you … you need to be cloned or counseled or consoled or caught up in the air to meet the Lord! I want to run from what feels too big and unfixable!
And it seems that the more you grow or succeed in life the more responsibility you are rewarded with. Remember when the most stressful thing about your day was trying to win the dodgeball game in PE class? Add anything extra like an emotional or physical health challenge and most of us feel cooked.
Matthew - But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Psalms - NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalms - O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: because his mercy [endureth] for ever. Read More
What does the Bible say about? If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.