Job 30:15 - Terrors overwhelm me; my dignity is driven away as by the wind, my safety vanishes like a cloud.
All of us at one time or another feel overwhelmed; some more than others.
Those who have a stressful job feel it every day when faced with constant decisions to make, bosses to please and deadlines to meet.
Those who live in a large city are faced with fighting your way to get to work on time, fighting to feel safe in your environment and fighting fear of feeling alone while surrounded by so many.
Those who have young children are faced with trying to balance child rearing with a job, or if you have more than one child you can feel overwhelmed trying to keep up with all you have to do each day and trying to keep your sanity.
However, as stressful as these circumstances are there are others who have their stressors with them through each moment of the day.
When you battle emotional pain it is easy for you to feel overwhelmed by every little thing, whether it’s your job, living in a large or small city or raising children everything is set on high on your emotional stove. And when a big thing comes along you can feel powerless and feel you have no control of your life. This in turn can lead to fear that you will lose hold of your emotions.
Read the articles from Huffington Post, “How to let go of Overwhelm,” and from Healthy Place, “Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Take Control of Your Life,” to learn signs you might be overwhelmed and ways to stop the feeling.
Feeling overwhelmed is going to come against you at one time or another. Don’t let it terrorize you like the Bible verse above alludes to. Find your safety instead of letting it vanish. Try using one or more of the steps from the articles above. Then you will regain your dignity and will be better able to decrease the times that you feel overwhelmed.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.