Today’s Devotional: Coping when it’s too much

Have you ever felt utterly overwhelmed? How did you cope?

Anabel Gillham writes at Lifetime Guarantee about how Jesus dealt with the stress of His earthly life. In his final hours, Jesus found a quiet place by himself on Mount Olivet where he could pour out his heart to God:

We can learn something else from our beloved Savior: He went away by Himself and spent the night on the mount called Olivet, isolated from the suffocating, human barricade that imprisoned Him, clutching at His robe, calling—screaming—sobbing— “Help me! Please help me.” Was He burdened with the multitudes who came only to see a lame man walk or a blind man see—fleeting, fragile miracles of physical healing that would last only for a brief span of time when eternity was on His mind? Yes. He longed to be by Himself in a quiet place with no interruptions sharing His thoughts with His Father and drawing strength for what was to come.

When life’s stresses overcome you, do you have a place where you go to cry out to God?

4 Responses to “Today’s Devotional: Coping when it’s too much”

  • Karen says:

    Please pray for my sister Kitty she is in the hosptial with kidney desease she also has mercer, please stand with me that the mercer will leave her body and that her kidneys will be healed in Jesus Name.

    • Juliana says:

      Karen, I am praying for your sister’s recover in the name of Jesus! And for your heart to be lifted up as well.

  • Debi says:

    Agreeing with you in prayer for your sisters healing. Praying for Gods peace that passes all understanding to guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Trust in his care !

  • Bobby says:

    Please pray for healing. Last two weeks been out of work with pneumonia. Went to Dr. last week and they took a chest x-ray. That looked strange to him so he sent it on to the Radiologist. Dr called today and is setting me up with a CT ( cat scan ). Radiologist sees a mass on my lung. Have been in remission from cancer since 2002 ( colon cancer ). My destiny has not yet been fullfilled, please pray that faith arises in my heart.