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3 Helps if you're Overwhelmed

How do we push through the mountain of tasks that seem impossible?

We can learn a lot from Hebrews 12.

1. Look to Jesus. First, we can let the life of Jesus inspire us. He had a call on his life–to share the good news of salvation for us all and to make that walk to the cross for our sakes. Knowing our call helps us decide what gets a YES in our life and to what we can say NO. His life also gives us perspective: probably nothing we are experiencing compares to his suffering. He endured, so we can also.

2. Resist temptation. I needed this word. I’ve been eating anything and everything for almost two months and feeling lousy because of that. I found myself in a horrible funk the last week when situations weren’t going my way. Those, I believe, were God’s gentle way of disciplining me to make better choices.

3. Lift your head. Hebrews 12:12 says, “Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather healed.” I wish I’d come across that verse a couple months ago before my dislocated shoulder began rearing its ugliness and forced me to take action to get stronger. However, I think the writer is speaking metaphorically here and simply is suggesting that we step out of our complacency and become stronger physically. We can “lift our drooping hands and strengthen our weak knees” by consistently reading God’s Word, reflecting on it, and putting it into not only our mind and heart and soul but also into practice.

Praying you keep Looking Up! . . . and finding that God, in his unfathomable grace will take you ” . . . from strength to strength . . . ” (Ps. 84:7).

Janet just binge-watched Chesapeake Shores on the Hallmark Channel last night to crank out a million Christmas card letters. A writer, speaker, mom of four, and nana of ten, she cranks out a lot of things . . . often finding herself cranky. But when she does, she turns to Jesus and finds grace there. She would LOVE to share more about God’s grace in her life at your next event:

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