Wednesday, August 17, 2011


As I clicked through the devotional page this morning, Overwhelmed is what caught my eye. I can relate...I thought. This little paragraph kinda slapped me in the face...

We all know how God turned the pain of Jesus’ journey into joy for each of us. And it all started with an action… not just of Jesus saying yes, but of Jesus giving thanks.

And so, as I lay in the quiet with my own pain, feeling the natural inclination to be overwhelmed, I take action as He did. I give thanks for the gifts that come from pain. I give thanks for the people and the moments and the experiences. I give thanks to a Savior who was willing to go through the pain so that the hard I live through could also be redeemed. By Sara Frankl, Gitzen Girl
Read the rest here.

I hope you have a good day. I hope I can slow down and be thankful, even in the midst of pain and feeling overwhelmed.


  1. I needed this today. And yesterday. And the day before. I am becoming so overwhelmed again with all of the new changes about to come with new schools and new routines. All I want to do is drive back to Colorado and have my old life back. I need to stop and count my blessings. Thank you for that reminder. But it shifts my focus.

  2. Thank you for sharing this. I needed this today. Today I go before a judge to sign my divorce papers...the divorce papers I didn't want to file but there is no other choices when your spouse continued to use....thank you for sharing again.

  3. Christi,
    As I sit and read your blog this afternoon, I too feel so overwhelmed with what all is going on in my life. Then in a small moment, I remember that there is someone in this world a lot worse off than I and I just sit her sobbing. I know that my Saviour is with me, but right now I have degressed back to the past of what all will happen during this time of recovery. You and Kelvin are such inspirations to my life. God Bless the both of you!


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