When We are Overwhelmed

Shootings. The murder of Gabby Petito. Natural diasters. Global terrorism.

I have been overwhelmed with how much pain is in this world, and have felt so ovewhelmed that I didn’t know what to write about… but I thought it would be best to just be honest.

I’m tired of writing about tragedies, yet that is what this blog has been based upon. I would be remiss if I didn’t speak about these things.

As I sit here typing, a Bible verse comes to mind:

“When I am afraid, I will trust in You.”

(Psalm 56:3)

When I am overwhelmed, I can come to my Savior, and recieve the rest and rejuvination I so desperately need. And that is what I encourage all of you to do today, as well. Amidst all the bad news, we have a God who has Good News for us: He sent His Son to die for our sins, so that those who believe could live with Him for eternity.

We have a refuge in this battle called life. And when we feel overwhelmed, we can run to Him.

Have a beautiful day.

In Christ,


Puerto Rico, six months after Hurricane Maria, still have no electrical power.

Lives have been changed. People have been shook up. Many people who were once vibrant members of Puerto Rico’s various villages, towns, and cities have passed away, either due directly to the Hurricane or because of the aftermath. 55 people have died, according to the “official count,” but the real death toll– coming from this lack of electricity and sometimes water– has been counted in the hundreds1. Read this compelling, poignant article on the subject, here.

Please pray that Puerto Rico, especially those places hit hard such as Corozal and Yabucoa, would be able to have their power restored, soon; and that Jesus would carry them through this darkness and time of need.

Thank you!

Do you know Jesus?

No matter what is happening all around us, Jesus is the “Light of the World”– and He has overcome it all. Learn more about the true victory there is in Christ, here.