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Growth

In The FOG

Falling apart inside often feels like living in a fog for me. I am surrounded and overwhelmed by what is going on in my life and feel mentally fuzzy like I cannot get through. When the tension in my marriage is high, the kids, feeling the tension, are responding with wild behavior and bad attitudes, and I tell myself calling my friends would be bothering them.

Overwhelmed days of falling apart inside usually stem from forgetting Whose I am and where I should be turning first. God will give you more than you can handle, and if you do not go to God with it, you will feel like you are going to fall apart inside.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

– Isaiah 43:2 ESV

This verse is a beautiful reminder of how God cares for us. He loves us enough to let us see that we cannot hold it together alone; and, He loves us enough to not leave us alone while we learn. We will have days that we feel like we are going to fall apart and we have to keep it together. There will be days that even if we do call a friend, that friend will be busy. As crazy as it might seem, these are good things. No one looks forward to being overwhelmed, but we should know to turn to God in the midst of that feeling.

When the foggy feeling won’t go…

I know very well that in the midst of that feeling we sometimes are not thinking clearly. To remember that I am not walking through deep water or being burned by the fire I tell myself I actually need this F.O.G.

Focus on God’s Word and His promises therein.

Open my eyes to the reality of the situation and the truth that God has brought me through every day before now.

Give grace to yourself and those around you.

When we are feeling overwhelmed and we know that we need to stop before we fall apart, I pray we remember to focus on God and His promises. He will hold us and stay with us throughout and we can rest in Him. And if you still feel overwhelmed and foggy I pray you will give yourself grace and hold on to His peace.

Verses to hold on to in the FOG:

  • Isaiah 43:2
  • Psalm 42:5-8
  • Matthew 11:28-30

I'm Rebecca, a Christian, wife, and mother of three. I lived wrong for a long time, got pretty well slapped with the reality of how sanctifying marriage and motherhood are, and now I am hoping to help others to hold on to Jesus in all the hard parts of life.

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