Frazzled

Laundry is piled high. It NEVER seems to end.  Dirty dishes line the countertop.  They haven’t made their way to the dishwasher.  Thank goodness for dishwashers.

Haley and I are home sick.  So thank you for understanding that I don’t have long writing in me today.

I guess while I’ve been laying around sick, feeling a little overwhelmed and frazzled, God’s put this on my heart.

He’s in control.

He’s Healer.

He’s God who makes sense of messes.

And when I feel like I and all that’s around me is coming unglued, He comes along to glue me back together.

When it feels as though those mountains of laundry have turned into literal mountains that are avalanching down on my head, then He whispers,

“…if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

When I’m feeling frazzled and a complete mess, He’s the only One who can pull me back together.

I read Psalms and they sooth like salve…

 O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. Psalm 30:2

Love the LORD, all his saints!  The LORD preserves the faithful/ Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:23-24

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.  O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever. Psalm 30:11-12

Drinking my OJ and smiling, I put one more load in to wash.  He is faithful!

3 thoughts on “Frazzled

  1. Rivera Douthit says:

    Don’t be sorry. I love your honesty. There’s so much I could say, I could write a whole book on this subject of How to draw closer to God. I hate lists of things to check off of do’s and don’ts, and I could throw tons of scripture out. But simply put, tell Jesus you need Him and want a relationship with Him. Ask Him to come into your heart and ask Holy Spirit to lead your life. Confess all of your stuff to Him. If there’s something in your life that you can recognize that’s keeping you distanced from God, confess it and get rid of it!
    The Bible says repent. IT also says to flee from any kind of evil.

    Then just get alone with Him on a daily basis, somewhere quiet and pour your heart out. Give thanks for anything you can think of to be thankful for, and peace beyond belief will begin to take over! Make prayer to Him a conversation just like you would have with me or any other freind. Just talk to Him. Then pray in the name of Jesus. There’s power in His name! When your feeling distanced from Him just speaking His name “Jesus” out loud, over and over helps. IT’s amazing when you do that how quickly the darkness and anxiety start to flee.

    As far as Bible reading and study, find a version that’s easily understandable. Maybe the New King James Version or the New International Version 1984. And before you read it, always ask God to help you understand it and apply it. Ask Him to make it come alive to you. I would recommend the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), James, Psalms, or Proverbs as a great starting place. Pick one, pray and begin reading! It’s that simple.

    Pick a small section or a verse. Write it down in your own words and how it might apply to you, or how God’s using it to speak to you. Begin journaling your prayers and/or the ways you see God answering them. This will build your faith!

    Oh, and I should mention, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with seeking medical advice if this has been going on for a long time. I would seek God first. Put first things frist! But if you’re depressed or sleepless to the point of not being able to function normally, a doctor might be able to help too. You could do both. It DOES NOT mean you have a lack of faith or your not spiritual enough if you choose to go to a doctor.

    I hope this helps. If you have any more questions or just want to talk, call me! Or my email is riveradouthit@gmail.com.

    Love and hugs to you!

    1. Rivera Douthit says:

      One more thing, there are great bible study resources online such as http://www.Biblegateway.com, http://www.biblestudytools.com, and http://www.youversion.com. If you have an iphone, the Holy Bible app by Youversion is great. Most of them, in particular Youversion, offer Bible reading plans you might find useful. With each of these resources, you can pick almost any version of the Bible. Some have the option of reading the Bible to YOU, if you don’t feel like reading or want to listen while cleaning or driving. 🙂
      *Saturating your mind with truth is the way to break free from whatever’s holding you down.
      Listen to truth-filled music too.

  2. sandra says:

    Hi Rivera hope you and bailey feel better. Please teach me how to pray and study the Bible. I really need help with this. I love your blots and really need the lords help with what I am struggling with. I cannot sleep I worry all the time. I am so tired I need and want a relationship with the lord just do not know how to find it. Sorry love reading your blots. Sandra

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