Get to work on time
Be sure paperwork is done
Do the kids have everything?
Are they going to be all right?
Will they fall in with the wrong crowd?
These are some of the questions and worries we have daily
But is that all there is to life?
Getting things done and being
sure everything is in order?
Worrying about many things?
Try and remember the only thing
that really matters
is loving and following Jesus
If we do that then everything else will
fall into place
Situation: Jesus, there are so many demands on me. My family, job, finances, relationships, and on and on. Sometimes it seems I’m going around in circles and not getting anywhere. How can I stop feeling so overwhelmed?
Jesus says: I’m so glad you came to me. Here, sit down; let’s rest a little bit. You can do it. I know it’s hard to stop moving and thinking of all the things you need to do, but give it a try. Take some deep breaths and let’s just talk. Tell me, what is your true desire? What do you want your life to be? No. I don’t mean a bigger house or more money. What is it? Take some time, if you want. Or maybe it will come quickly. It will probably come from the deepest part of you. My child, I believe what you really want is to feel loved and to give love. Am I right? Think about it. Is it to have a purpose in life? Be careful not to let your ego come into the reflection. The ego is a tricky little guy. If your desire is to somehow feel important (which is a need all humans have), I invite you to go deeper. I think you also will find that somewhere in your deepest part you want me. After all, I am your Home. I am your Creator. So, how does this relate to your question? Once you find out what you truly desire, you can focus on just those things. This will take much time and prayer. I have spiritual advisors who can help; there is no shame in getting professional help. This is just the first step. Remember, my child, you can always rest in me when you feel overwhelmed and I will hold you for awhile.
Activity: Follow the suggestions in the Jesus Says segment. You might be surprised what you really want. Spend some time figuring out why you are feeling so overwhelmed, and if you need some support, by all means follow up on that. Praying can be a huge help. Use whatever form is helpful for you, but connecting with Jesus and knowing he will help you carry your cross can make a difference in your life.
When it seems the road is long
When you feel like you’re traveling
in the dark and don’t know which way to go
When you think you can’t survive
Look to Jesus!
Know that he has been
down this road
He also had questions
and asked God to remove the roadblocks
But he knew he had to do God’s will
He had to travel the road God
asked of him
By taking that road he found resurrection!
So can we!
We have the spiritual and emotional tools
to travel this spiritual road carrying our cross
But not alone!
Yes, it may be a long road
But it is one we can and will take
Even with a joyful heart!
A heart full of gratitude
Because Jesus is with us!