Swamped! By Dr. Lynnette Simm - Pearls of Promise

Swamped! By Dr. Lynnette Simm

It’s the end of January and time seems to be flying by. The to-do list seems never-ending. Who else is feeling overwhelmed, inundated, and swamped with life? If it sounds like I’m whining, it’s probably because I am. 

We all can get knee-deep in life and need to vent. For me it’s been: How much laundry can one family make? Is there a repair person who comes on time? Why do doctors appointments take the whole day? And—What is that smell in the fridge? Can you relate? 

William Feather said, “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” That seems to be my daily motto. My life is an adventure and a blessing. 

Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 11 about all that he has endured then says that he if he boasts he will boast about his weakness, for the Lord is his with him and worthy of all his anguish. In John 11, we read the story of Mary and Martha when Lazarus is ill. Jesus isn’t physically present when Lazarus dies, but when He comes to the sisters He weeps because He is with them during hardship. 

While life may seem like one angst after another, we have to remember that the Lord is with us. The Lord is with us in everything, and in every moment. Sometimes we may not feel His presence, but He promises to never leave us or forsake us. 

Some days, for me, when I feel so alone in life I remember that Jesus is with me. During doctors appointments, treatments, traffic jams, family conflict, depression, and yes, even during laundry days. 

I wanted to share all this because you may be having one of THOSE days, when if just one more thing happens, you think you will scream or break. I’m here to tell you, you will! Scream! Jesus has you. Break! Jesus has you. Cry! Jesus has you. Fall apart! Jesus has you. Whether here on Earth or in Heaven it WILL ALL BE OK. Don’t believe me, just ask Jesus.

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