Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Do you spend more time thinking about your problems than you do thinking about your God?
Sometimes your trials may seem hard and you may feel like you can’t find God in the midst of them. That is when you have to return Him to the center of your thoughts. Yes, return Him to the center.
Isaiah 26:3-4 You will keep the peace, a perfect peace, for all who trust in You, for those who dedicate their hearts and minds to You. 4 So trust in the Eternal One forever, for He is like a great Rock—strong, stable, trustworthy, and lasting. (The Voice)
Being overwhelmed is an indication that your problem, your issue, your situation etc. is the only thing you’re focusing on. Remember, God does love you and whatever you’re going through is for your refining and development. Instead of thinking about the difficulty of the problem, think about the majesty of the Lord God, your Father, who loves you. Your life experiences will train you to focus on God in order to have peace.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I have come to You overwhelmed with life. Sometimes I was overwhelmed because of the choices I made and sometimes because of choices that were made for me. Whichever the case, as I continued to call on You, I came to realize I should come to You worshiping and thanking You, not complaining and pleading. I have learned to move my problems from the center of my consciousness and replace it with the knowledge of You. You reassure me, and You lift me up. You continue to tell me that no matter what life brings, Your love is greater. Your love supersedes the feelings I may have about my current state. I then shift my focus to the truth of Your love. All my faults, pains, and fears are covered. Just basking in your presence keeps me from staying down and sustains me through that moment and every other moment to come. I can celebrate. As I pray today, I know I am passing from one training level to the next, becoming a living testimony of what happens when I focus on Your goodness, Your grace, Your mercy, and Your love …