I heard someone voice the words I believe many of us of late can relate to:

“I’m overwhelmed.”

I listened, and I understood.

With work, and Bible study, and taking care of family, and keeping a home running, and exercising, and making healthy food choices, and getting a good night’s sleep (what’s that??), it’s a lot on one’s plate.

Plus a weekly date night, finding time to write, pursuing a dream, completing spring yard work, spending time conversing with God, and squeezing in time for oneself… add it all up to be something nearly impossible.

Yep. I get it.

It’s no wonder we might feel like screaming,

“I can’t do it all!!”

Friend, what if we, instead of screaming, we focused on breathing?

BreathingWe can’t always control what we are responsible for, but we can control how we balance it all.

I’m one who is a list person. It gives me great pleasure to cross items off my sometimes mile-long list. But no amount of crossing things off, and no amount of working fast and furiously through that list can compare to the importance of taking time to breathe.

You might be a scheduler. Where you have everything mapped out in a perfectly color-coded schedule. No amount of scheduling and coloring can compare to the blessing of breathing.

Or maybe you’re feeling so overwhelmed to the point your paralyzed. Breathing has never been more important than right now.


Resting. Pausing. Unwinding.

I’ll add, spending time with God. Listening. Reading His Word.


Then Jesus said, โ€œCome to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

It may not consciously make sense to pause and rest when overwhelmed, but truly, that’s the only answer. Jesus said it, Himself. When we stop and come to Him, He will give us rest. True rest. Rest we cannot receive from anyone or anywhere else.

Take a few moments to soak in this timely video and song from Jonny Diaz, Breathe

Stop back tomorrow. We’ll take a look at some powerful encouragement when we’re feeling overwhelmed, straight from God’s Word.

I’m praying for you today, friend!

Much love,




I’m hanging out and linking up with my Tuesday friends: Holly for #TestimonyTuesday, Crystal for #IntentionalTuesday, and Kelly for #RaRaLinkup.

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