When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

For days when you feel overwhelmed

Helaman 12:1 And thus we can behold how false, and also the unsteadiness of the hearts of the children of men; yea, we can see that the Lord in his great infinite goodness doth bless and prosper those who put their trust in him.
Monday's are not my days.  They are so busy, so hectic, so unbelievable.  I have been busy from sunup to sundown.  It started right though.  We had scriptures.  We have been reading the Old Testament and the Doctrine and Covenants.  We are in Chronicles now and there are a lot of names.  It has been rough going for the girls.  The pronunciation can be rough when you are reading things you have never read before.  Nevertheless, they keep trying.  We spent 45 minutes reading this morning and everyone struggled.  But, we made it through and had a family prayer.  The girls are wonderful about it.  I don't know if I would be able to do it without them.
Today, we woke up at 5:30AM, we read scriptures, got everyone ready for work and school, took the girls to school, went to work, had way too much mail and way too little help, struggled to get everything done, took Miracle to her lessons and finally made it home about 9:30PM.  I am exhausted.  I am running on empty.  I need a couple of days sleep.  I need to slow down.  I need to find peace.   I need to breath; breath and turn to Him.
So, I pulled out my scriptures and read a little.  The above verse is the one that spoke to my heart today.  I rely too much on what I can do, and not enough of Him.  In my desire or need to do everything, I am discovering that I cannot do it all.  I need to ask for His help in my struggles.  I need to remember that these days will pass, I will not always be busy, I will not always be tired.  I will not always be overwhelmed.  Most of all, I need to remember that I am not alone.  He is here, He is with me, He wants me to do well.  He loves me.  I need to look again.  Just look again.

Linking in for Life Unmasked over at Joy in this Journey; hope to see you there. 


  1. Amen Sister, Amen. We all need to breath and slow down. Okay I am going to ask possibly dumb question Where is Helaman? Is it in the Apocrypha?

  2. I was just having this conversation with a friend last night... we were saying how it is funny that we thought we would have more time and be able to do more things for ourselves as our kids got older, but it seems like the older we get, the busier we get! So I can completely relate to how you feel. After several weeks with no day to rest, I finally got one last Saturday and it did me so much good... but I really need several days in order to fully recover. Hang in there! This too shall pass... :) I hope you get a day to rest soon.

  3. What a busy mama! But I am so glad for the perspective you landed on. I needed to hear it.