5 Bible Verses for the Overwhelmed

Renee Ann Smith —  August 20, 2014 — 20 Comments

Hope for the Overwhelmed Erwin Lutzer

That which is beyond our control is tightly in His grasp.
~Erwin Lutzer, Senior Pastor Moody Church~

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Are you feeling overburdened with the cares of daily life? Perhaps something completely unexpected has thrown you for a loop or you’ve been uprooted and tempest-tossed.

Is your aching heart making it difficult for you to function day to day? Or has the beginning of a new school year found you spinning your wheels and struggling to organize your kids or your home or your life?

Do any of these synonyms for the word OVERWHELMED describe you?

Here are 5 Bible Verses for When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed to guide your thoughts and calm your heart!

Please pass them on to someone who needs a little strengthening today.

5 Bible Verses for the Overwhelmed

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5 Bible Verses for the Overwhelmed: “When you’re between a rock & a hard place, it won’t be a dead end!” (Click to Tweet)

“Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders & He’ll carry your load!” Bible Verses for the Overwhelmed  (Click to Tweet)

“Put God in charge of your work & what you’ve planned will take place.” Bible Verses for the Overwhelmed (Click to Tweet)

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

20 responses to 5 Bible Verses for the Overwhelmed

  1. Such a powerful post! I love the list of verses for those challenging times of feeling overwhelmed. Thank you for sharing them! I’ll be using them and passing them on! So glad we’re neighbors at TWW. Blessings!

  2. This was a perfect one for my daughter today~

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this post with us at Coffee and Conversation this morning. I have to tell you…the timing could not have been any more perfect! Among other things we’re in the process of buying a house and hitting snag after snag, and our church is in the process of losing a precious pastor and starting the quest for finding another. And to top it all off, this morning my husband & I were on our way out of state to take our 11 year old to see a cornea specialist about a mysterious ongoing issue with her eye. And then, there’s this perfectly-timed post reminding me of all I know to be true. Thank you.

  4. So timely for me! Thank you!

  5. Always encouraged when I come here. So delighted to have you as a part of our Three Word Wednesday community. Blessings. xoxo

  6. Amen. So thankful for this truth.

  7. Those are awesome. I think I’ll send them to a friend.

  8. Great reminders for those times when we’re struggling. I love the Psalms for that-David sure knew what it was to cry out to God. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded-pinned to the links board!


  9. Such soul-food, Renee! Gave me God-bumps 🙂 Thanks for sharing these powerful truths over at #EverydayJesus.

    Blessings to you, my friend!

  10. Hi, Renee,

    Thank you for this very helpful post and also for your services to education. I studied literature for years but in a very secular environment (both high school and college). I’m so glad that the Word is now my foundational text! It anchors all the rest.

    Love that passage from Isaiah 46:4… God will keep on carrying us and saving us! Throughout this whole life! Amen.

    Your grateful neighbor from Still Saturday,

  11. Fantastic post! I’m visiting from SITS Sharefest.

  12. Hi Renee,

    I’m visiting from the #givemegrace linkup at Lisha’s. These are powerful verses. I will have to highlight them in my Bible and memorize them, so that I can stay encouraged just when I need it most. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Thank you for these few but pertinent and powerful verse for us to use to rehearse truth. Blessings, Linda

  14. I really needed this, Renee! Thanks so much for sharing. I think i’m going to print these verses and post them in my classroom behind my desk so I can read them each day when I’m overwhelemed. 🙂

  15. Thanks for a very useful post, Renee. And I love Erwin Lutzer’s quote. Blessings to you!

  16. Stopping by from the Weekend Brew. Bible verses and spending time with The Lord can always lift my spirits and give me comfort. So grateful for His love and forgiveness.

  17. What a wonderful collection of encouraging verses! Thank you for gathering them and publishing them as a group. And thank you for sharing this at the Grace at Home party–I’m featuring you this week!

  18. Perfect for me today! I’m so glad you shared with us at the Saturday Soiree Blog Party! I will keep these verses handy when a situation arises and I need to surround myself with God’s truth!

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