Okay, so I read Ann Voskamp’s 25 Point Manifesto for Sanity in 2013…wow…love it. Her question to us at the end…What else do we need to keep our sanity in 2013? Let’s all jump in and help make this a resource when we are overwhelmed: What verse, what song, what comfort, what great idea — got a link for us? What really works for you when you are overwhelmed? Comment here or at the above link! The fellowship of others helps us HOLD on to Him.
My word of peace is hold. I have found that when I am overwhelmed with life I want to be held by my husband, my mom, my dad, my sister, or friend. I have struggled with depression and anxiety, but even on good days I love to be held. Who doesn’t?
I have also found when my young boys are sad, scared, or even happy…they like to be held. Not always in full…but our six year old son still wants to hold my hand often, which I treasure. We hold them when they cry, we hold them when they want to be snuggled, we hold them when they are scared and need to pray, and we hold on inside to Our Father. He is our strength within, and he reaches out His hands to me even when I am feeling “alone.”