overwhelmed

2 Sep

Do you ever have days where you just feel so overwhelmed? Where you just want to crawl back into bed and start the day over? Or even better, wake up and it’s tomorrow? Do you ever just cry all day long for a thousand different reasons but really there is no reason to cry? Because when you think about all the things in your life, you realize that you actually have it pretty good and then you immediately feel guilty for feeling like everything is crap. Especially when you know it’s not crap. It’s just a bad day. And you’re just overwhelmed. And you just need to cry it out and for things to look a little more clear. And for things to not be so well… overwhelming.

Ya. I feel this way too. It’s been a really bad day. And I woke up with a sore throat, which is the last thing I need.

I constantly try to fill my mind with Philippians 4:6- “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” And I try to fill my mind with Matthew 6:34- “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.” But honestly, being anxious, overwhelmed and worried are REAL struggles for me. I hate days like today. We have a lot of change coming up along with a VERY busy season which is already in full swing. And I have just got a lot to process. And I am learning how to say no to certain things when I’m feeling overwhelmed. It’s hard for me. Today has been hard for me. I have a lot to adjust to coming up and I don’t really do change very well. It’s all so exciting with the baby coming, but to be honest I feel totally overwhelmed with it too.

God doesn’t give us more than we can handle. I know we will be ok and that he will give us the grace for each day once the baby comes. And I’m thankful for all the help that my mom, sisters and close friends are ALREADY providing us with in preparation for Rider’s arrival. I couldn’t do it without them. It’s just an overwhelming day. And everyone’s allowed one of those, right? A good cry (or several good cries) only makes things look clearer, right?

So here’s to the rest of the day, and hoping that I can just get it together. So maybe here’s to tomorrow?

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7 Responses to “overwhelmed”

  1. Sheri Stribling Williams September 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    I will be back from vacation on the 16th. I don’t go back to work until the 22nd. I can do whatever you need me to do, just let me know.

    XOXO

  2. Jen Hardina September 3, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    Oh, Jess. You are so allowed to have one of those days, if not many of those days. We all have them and I know exactly how you feel. You’re right, the Lord will never give us more than we can handle. And the beauty of it all is that we don’t have to handle it alone!

    You’re almost there! Cry as much as you want, crying makes everything better!

    xoxo
    Jenny

    • jesswilliams September 3, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

      Thanks Jenny!! Today is a better day for sure!! Crying does seem to help though, huh?? xo

  3. Leslie September 3, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    1. it’s certainly the hormones making it worse πŸ™‚ just remember that you’re not back to “normal” until months after baby arrives. Consider it a blessing of childbirth.

    2. anticipation is probably the hardest part of pregnancy, but you know as soon as Rider gets here you will have yourself on a routine faster than you can imagine and life will be crusing (no pun) along!

    3. just remember, God does NOT give us anything that we cannot handle WITHOUT HIM – repeat those versus frequently and meditate on them, listen for his calming voice, find peace in knowing you are cared for by the most AMAZING GOD who has blessed your life enormously over the last two years…

    I’ll keep praying for you!

    • jesswilliams September 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

      Thank you so much for the prayers Leslie!! I definitely appreciate it and your sweet words of encouragement! Hope you are doing well in your pregnancy too!! πŸ™‚

  4. stephanie September 3, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    I heard a great quote: “I know God won’t give us more than we can handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much”. Things will get better. And you’ll forget all about today. Promise.

    • jesswilliams September 3, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

      That’s a great quote girl!! Thanks for the encouragement- it means a lot! xo

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