When My Heart Is Overwhelmed

When My Heart Is Overwhelmed

Psalm 61:2 KJV “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

David inspired by the Holy Spirit gives us the secret to overcoming being overwhelmed: cry out to the Lord! David was a warrior but he wasn’t too macho to cry out to God. Let us follow his example by telling our Heavenly Father how we feel. It works. He gives us His peace when we cry out to Him:

Philippians 4:6-7 KJV “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

John 14:27 NIV “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

This world presents many circumstances that can overwhelm our hearts. Learning to lean on God in prayer is one of the most powerful things we can do to face life’s challenges. The more our hearts become weighed down the more we should be praying. David was a much better spiritual warrior than a physical one. He was a man after God’s own heart, a man of prayer:

Psalm 109:4-5 NIV “In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer. 5 They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.”

David went through many hardships, some he brought on himself but the Lord still heard his prayers? Why? Because David depended on God and knew how to repent. David is a poster child for having the right heart attitude:

Psalm 51:17 “My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.”

Isaiah 66:2 NIV “Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the Lord. “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.”

As we just read if we have the right attitude; humility, contrition of heart, and reverence for God’s word He will look on us with favor and hear our prayers. Whatever we are going through; whether self-inflicted wounds or not, as long as we confess our sins and repent God will forgive and hear us.

Isaiah 57:15-16 NIV “For this is what the high and exalted One says—he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. 16 I will not accuse them forever, nor will I always be angry, for then they would faint away because of me—the very people I have created.”

It’s ok to have a good cry to God when your heart is overwhelmed. You’re not weak because things in this life get you down. You are powerful in the strength of the Lord when you take your problems, worries, and concerns to Him in prayer:

1 Peter 5:7 NIV “CAST ALL YOUR ANXIETY ON HIM because he cares for you.”

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One thought on “When My Heart Is Overwhelmed

  1. When we are cumbered with these problems of life we have to turn to Jesus and pour out our heart to Him he knows and understand. From experience I can say Christ will give us peace that passes all understanding. We will face all kind of trial including rejection but we must give ourselves to prayer.
    Only communicating with Jesus Christ and having the right people in our lives that will hold up up in prayer are best help in the times when our hearts are overwhelmed. Thoughtful posting

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