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5 Bible Verses for When You Are Overwhelmed

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I speak from experience when I tell you that no one can bring as much comfort in an overwhelming season as God can.  I want to share a few Bible verses that have gotten me through some really difficult days.

Sometimes We Are Overwhelmed by Life’s Circumstances

We have had a lot of busy seasons in our lives, but there is one time that was especially overwhelming to us.  At one point, my husband and I were both in college (online); we were homeschooling our two high-school aged children; my husband was working crazy 12-hour shifts while I was working part-time; my mom’s health had quickly declined, and she passed away; we sold our house; and we moved (twice).  Those last three things all happened in a span of four months!

Needless to say, we were more than just a little bit overwhelmed during that time.  Somehow, we made it through, but only because God showed great mercy on us through it all; and gave us His perfect peace about our circumstances.

God Shows His Care for Us in Many Different Ways

God comforts us and cares for us in ways only HE can.  During this especially difficult season He:

  • sent people our way with just the right words, at just the right time.
  • timed a devotional so that we would hear what we needed from His Word, just when we needed it.
  • brought Bible verses to mind to give us comfort and peace.
  • made the timing of things that shouldn’t have worked out, work out perfectly

Through it all, two thoughts stayed in my mind:  “God truly cares about us”, and “His plans are better than our plans”. Without these reminders of His love and care for us, I don’t know how we would have made it through!  I want to take a moment to share some of those verses with you. I hope they will be an encouragement to you as well!

Here are five Bible verses that bring me a lot of comfort. 

  • 2 Timothy 1:7 ~ For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (When you feel like you are losing it, that feeling is contrary to what God gives us…a sound mind!  Keep your focus on Him!)
  • Jeremiah 33:3 ~ Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. (Keep praying!  He is listening and will answer your prayers in ways you can never imagine!)
  • Isaiah 26:3 ~ Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (God WILL give you peace – and HIS peace is perfect! Trust Him!)
  • Isaiah 41:10 ~ Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (You are NOT alone, even at your loneliest!)
  • Jeremiah 29:11 ~ For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (God truly cares about you, and His plans are better than your plans!)

 Are you going through an overwhelming season in your life?  Let me know how I can pray for you!