When I’m Overwhelmed

Author: Bethany Acker — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: May 16, 2020

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
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When I'm Overwhelmed

“What should I do? What if this doesn’t turn out? What will I do next?” These questions are overwhelming. It’s easy to start overthinking everything and become stressed out about the decisions we have to make, both big and small. It’s easy to be worried about the future and how each decision is going to affect our lives. When I begin to feel overwhelmed, I try to take a step back and remind myself God is in control. God has taken care of me all my life, and I don’t have to worry about the future because He is already there. One of my favorite verses in the Bible is in the Psalms, in chapter 61. When he is growing faint and overwhelmed, David prays, “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I” (verse 2). That Rock is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In Christ, we are never alone (Matthew 28:20). We don’t have to be afraid. Even when a lot is going on in our lives, even when we need to make decisions, or even when something goes wrong, we can still trust Him. When we get overwhelmed, we can run to the Rock that is higher than we are. • Bethany Acker • What makes you feel overwhelmed? • Read Matthew 28:20 and John 14:15-17. As a Christian, why are you never alone? • Read Hebrews 4:14-16 and 1 Peter 5:7. Why can you bring anything that overwhelms you to Jesus? • In Christ, we have a family of brothers and sisters who also know Him. We are not made to walk alone, especially when we’re overwhelmed (Galatians 6:1-10). If you’re feeling overwhelmed, who are trusted Christians in your life you can talk with? From the end of the earth, I will call to you when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2 (WEB)


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Psalm 61:1-5