Snowed Under, Anyone?

Anyone else find yourself snowed under this past week? This was the sight that greeted me when I opened our front door the day after the blizzard of 2011 buried us in its immobilizing winter white. And with temperatures below freezing until yesterday and the promise of more snow on the way, I have a feeling it will be awhile before our bushes and lawn fully see the light of day.

I also have a feeling that some of you might be snowed under. Snowed under by things other than winter’s icy calling card. Burdened by things longer-lasting or even more immobilizing than a foot or two of snow.

Some of you may feel weighed down by a burden of grief. Our family has experienced a measure of that recently. Others may find themselves buried under a pile of work or unpaid bills while some are bearing the weight of others as well as themselves as they struggle to keep up with parenting or caregiving duties. And it might just be a combination of several things causing some of us to feel overwhelmed.

Are you feeling like you may never see the light of day? Be encouraged. Remember that we have One who wants to bear the weight of our burdens for us. We have One who says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

So turn to Him. Tell Him you’re snowed under and ask for His help. Then relax in His arms and be at peace, my friend. Be at peace…

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

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  1. Always good to be reminded to cast all your cares to God. One of my favorite passages when feeling overwhelmed is “..cast all your cares on ME…” 1 Peter 5:7.

  2. your words have a special way of hitting me just when I need them lately. This post is right where I’m at today. Thanks for the encouragement! Praying for your family….losing a loved one is never easy.

  3. Kirsten, thanks for sharing another comforting verse about giving our burdens to God. Isn’t it great how He wants to bear them for us?

    Emily, thank you so much for remembering our family in prayer. What a gift. And I’m so happy, too, that this post encouraged you!

  4. Beautiful picture, encouraging post. We waited with anticipation but sadly just had freezing rain. Maybe we’ll have a snow day next year.

  5. Wow, Cheryl, that’s quite a view of your front yard. It’s been a long time since we’ve lived in the north!

    Thank you, Cheryl, for sharing your beautiful gift of encouragement. :)

  6. We’re snowed in again for the second time in two weeks. But nothing like what you’re dealing with. Thank you for the beautiful verses today. : )

  7. Today I received news from my best friend regarding some devastating news in her family. My heart broke for her in a thousand ways… adding to an already burdened heaviness I feel about a great many things. I’ve been weeping before the Lord today, knowing that He and He alone can help me shoulder the load.

    Snowed under, indeed, but confident of the spring thaw that is to come!


  8. Thank you, ladies, for all your sweet comments.

    And Elaine, my heart goes out to you as you take your deep burdens to the Lord. May He minister peace and hope to you and also to your best friend and her family. Saying a prayer for you now…

  9. Cheryl,
    Still praying for you and your family in the loss of Frances.
    Love reading your blog.

  10. Thanks so much, Stacy — for the prayers and for your sweet words about loving my blog. So appreciate your support!

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