Are you Piled up ? In the Word 4-27-15

Are you Piled up in the Word? 4/27/15

No matter how far in advance we plan things there comes a time when things cross paths or pile up on our desks or households and we may feel overwhelmed. How do we find peace, hope and joy when we can’t even think straight with the extensive list of things to do?

Then Jesus said “Call to me all who are weary and carry heavy burdens and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Some times the burdens seem so heavy we are about to be crushed by them. Sometimes it is just a matter of knowing God has heard our prayers and will be answering them soon.

O God, Listen to my cry! Hear my prayer! From the ends of the earth, I cry to You for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering fortress of safety, for You are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let me live forever in Your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of Your wings! Psalm 61:1-4

We see the pile on our desk and no end in sight. We know that the laundry is multiplying itself in the hamper, for no one has anything left to wear! When suddenly you realize that God is there to help it can be quite refreshing, if we let it.
He wants to teach us how to do things His way; how to actually accept the strength that only comes through Him. You know how you feel when things pile up; like your brain will burst out of your head, your heart pounds and then suddenly you realize that you have an advocate in Jesus.

Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.Matthew 11:29

A yoke is there to keep the animals in line while they pull the load, it keeps their direction focused.
God wants to keep us focused and organized in the midst of our chaos!
When we cry out to Him for help we need to be ready to receive that yoke and continue to stay attached to His lead.  His reigns are gentle and His burden seems so light to us that following Him will come almost natural.

Sometimes when I am overwhelmed at this time of year I get to the point I just want to sit and cry out… “Help! Somebody Help me!” When I change the ‘Somebody’ to ‘Jesus’, I can climb any mountain of laundry, I can dig through any pile of files to get the job done; but when I try to tackle it all by myself with out Jesus helping keep me in line I find myself wanting to run from it.

Let’s run to Jesus today! Let’s make the choice to focus our hearts and minds on Him; for He will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him! Yes! He will keep us on the right path if we stay focused on His will for our lives, His direction and know that there is truly an end to the pile of files or boxes, or dishes, or whatever is piled up on your plate today.
Let’s trust Him and obey His direction keeping focused on Him to direct our path.
Trust in the Lord, with all your heart and lean not into your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight! ( Proverbs 3:5-6)

Dear Heavenly Father, Help! Help us to remove the load today by getting it all done! Help us to find the details that need to be fixed and to go forward for You, with You and through Your strength. In Jesus name, amen.
Suggested Reading; Psalm 28:1-9, Matthew 11:1-30, Exodus 33:1-23
And Psalm 2:1-12.