Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Have you ever thought your life was smooth sailing only to discover a hurricane of things to do? If so, you’re in good company. At one point or another, we experience times when it seems like there’s so much to do but so little time to do it.
Feeling overwhelmed is an understatement for the Israelites in Exodus 14. They escaped Egypt peacefully, only to end up stuck between a rock and a hard place. The Red Sea was in front of them, mountains were around them, and Pharaoh’s army was eagerly pursuing them. In the midst of their panic, however, Moses said something worth our consideration: “Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you today … The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm” (Exodus 14:13-14, NLT). In other words, Moses encouraged the Israelites to relax and trust the same God who delivered them from Egypt.
Moses’ words are applicable to us as well. When you feel overwhelmed, like you’ve reached your wits’ end, just relax and trust God. If He brought you this far, He surely won’t leave you now! Press on, knowing the Almighty has your back!
Thought to Consider:
When you feel overwhelmed, trust the Omnipotent!