“I feel like the waters are overtaking me Poppa,” I don’t know how many times I rattled that off today. By lunch I could feel my head starting to pound just behind my eye and nausea just starting to set in, a migraine trying to take form. I pressed on through my day, not at all satisfied with what I had left unaccomplished at the end of it. My list of things I want to do is always much larger than the hours of time in a day allows. I also tend to put a high amount of pressure on myself to be the best, do the best, maintain the best, take care of everyone, help everyone, I’m starting to see a pattern here. What people on the outside looking in do not see is the pressure I put on myself, but my Father sees. You know what else He sees? My heart. As I got off of work, a crazy storm was blowing in. It rained so hard it looked like a creek was running down our sidewalk. Our power went out and I sat in the dark listening to the rain. Reflecting on my day and what to write.
Twice today as I was completely overwhelmed and the “waters” were threatening to overtake me God threw out “lifelines” to remind me 1. People appreciate me and what I do and how I do it and 2. I’m not alone. Child of God, do you realize God is working in your behalf in realms you cannot see? I merely mentioned something to someone in passing and God placed me on their heart. She reached out at the perfect time today, barely even knows me, to check on me. That’s God. The devil likes to make you think you are overwhelmed, the waters are going to overtake you. He is a liar! “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isaiah 43:2 Those waters may get deep, but they will not overtake you. Trust that tonight. God has you, rest in that my friends. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal