Are You Mentally Overwhelmed?

CA9D7BA0-0E08-447D-800C-D903CE5BB306Today, I’m feeling the best I have in awhile “mentally” speaking. I’m learning that your mental health may be the largest contributing factor in any major uphill battle. I’ve had so many dark and overwhelming days recently. Therefore, feeling even the slightest bit optimistic stands out like a beacon of light. It’s not that I’ve ever lost faith in what God can do. I was losing hope in what more I could handle.

For the second straight day in a row I’ve gotten out of the house for at least an hour. Both times I’ve benefited from some pool therapy. In the pool, I actually feel normal for a short period of time. My weak legs don’t have to carry my weight. My mind is cleansed by the water and movement. I feel stronger within even when nothing has majorly changed. My burden feels lighter as I simply rest in the water.

Maybe this is what God has been doing for me all along. Many a day and night all I could do was collapse in His arms. Somehow, He has carried me and lifted the unbearable weight off my shoulders. I’ve not always been great at resting things on His shoulders. However, I realize I’m just killing myself when I try to man handle things that are way beyond my control.

“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

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