It was the 3rd time we had moved in a year and my heart was weary.
I sat there on a floor barely visible under the mountain of moving boxes. Girls were bickering over which side of the room to put their things. The $3 in my wallet wouldn’t even cover a to-go pizza and then one of the boys scratched himself on a box.
Suddenly all the little things came crashing down on me in a tidal wave of hysteria.
I cried. For a really long time.
I knew that God was good and He was working in our situation. I trusted Him fully in that moment, but I was tired. This doing-it-alone thing was wearing on me. There was only one word to describe the way I was feeling: overwhelmed.
What was I supposed to do next?
Should I unpack the kitchen and hope to find the right things to make food before 10pm?
Should I break up the fight in the girls’ room?
Should I rummage desperately for a band-aid to “cure” the box wound of my 3-year-old?
What about my computer? Shouldn’t I check in on my newly formed online business?
The questions left me debilitated. Instead of at least acting on one of those things, I sat. The tears kept falling and I just melted in a pool of overwhelm. Until one of the girls appeared. She looked puzzled at the tears and inquired, “Mama, don’t you like the new house God gave us?”
It was such a sweet reminder of where our focus should always be. Overwhelmed? No problem. God’s got this. Just be thankful and wait for Him. Meditate on His Word as a reminder of all that is in His control for you!
I pray that you will enjoy these cards: free printable scripture for when you feel overwhelmed.
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I pray that these free printables bless your family and help you to bless others this year. You can get the FREE printables by clicking on the image above. It will take you to the page where you can read more about the Free Scripture Cards set.
Through practical tools & Bible-based resources, Kim Sorgius is dedicated to helping your family GROW in faith so you can be Not Consumed by life’s struggles. Author of popular kid’s devotional Bible studies and practical homeschooling tools, Kim has a master’s degree in education and curriculum design coupled with over 2 decades of experience working with kids and teens. Above all, her most treasured job is mother and homeschool teacher of four amazing kiddos.