Friday, 21 February 2014

An overwhelmed heart

These last few weeks have been tough. 
Really tough.
Our beautiful sister suffered a stroke a month ago. An unexpected, hard to stomach shock that left our family reeling.
She should be ok but it will be long tiring road to recovery.
Everyday new curveballs get thrown into the mix; financial pressures, health issues and mounting uncertainties have at times left me feeling like I'm treading water desperate to keep my head above the dumping waves. 
 I too had a health scare a few weeks ago that shook me to the core and forced me to my knees. Forced me to surrender, to accept that my life is not my own, that I have placed my trust and dependency in Christ

I'm so thankful to have Someone to run to amidst the chaos... He has gently reminded me that our days  are perfectly numbered and He has us securely in the palm of His hand. 
Despite this believing and trusting its hard not to feel overwhelmed, to rest securely and peacefully in the knowing.

I  turned again to this verse... this truth that never fails to restore and comfort my soul.

From the ends of the earth I call to you when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I - (Psalm 61:2)

It is so reassuring to know we are not alone.. never left to sink. We have a rock that we can cling to while the turmoil and waves crash around us. 
While the circumstances may not change, and life may not take the direction we would choose, we are not abandoned amidst the pain... 
As my beautiful friend reminded me yesterday
'I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand I shall not be shaken.'  (Psalm 16:8)

I pray my friend that you too will know His peace, and His grace will sustain you with whatever you may be facing this week



  1. Thank you Kate. Psalm 61.2 is now on the blackboard cupboard. xx

  2. Oh Kate much love to you and your family....I really get that we don't choose the path that life leads us down, but I remind myself its all meant to be, and everything will resolve itself in its own way, no matter how overwhelming it is at the time....take care xxx

  3. So sorry to read the news about your sister Kate.... Shocking (and your own health scare worry). It was lovely to see you again tonight at the swap.