There comes a time when each of us have had enough.
It might be your stress level. Your health. Your inability to sleep. A negative influence. Someone not taking your no as the final answer. A boundary was crossed. Hurtful words hurled your way.
When you’ve had enough, we hit the end of ourselves.
Leaving us with two choices:
Usually an emotional reaction, such as anger, frustration, exhaustion, hurt feelings, depression or regret. These can also show physically, with tense muscles, headaches, upset stomachs, lack of appetite, overeating, insomnia, or illness.
Coming to the end of ourselves usually occurs because you and i fail to see the bigger picture going on beyond ourselves.
The second option when you reach the end of yourself is to take that emotional reaction and plug into God for your need:
Come rest. Psalm 23
Lay it down. Ephesians 4:26
Stop worrying. Matthew 6:25-34
Ask for healing. Matthew 4:23
Seek forgiveness. 1 John 1:9
Forgive. Matthew 18:21-22
He is with you. Psalm 68:6
In need of comfort? Broken hearted?
He is close. Psalm 34:18
He heals your heart. Psalm 147:3
He loves you. Jeremiah 31:3
He sets the prisoners free.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 12:15
When we hit the end of us, when we turn to God, we find that His more than enough is more than able to help us move forward.
May you draw close to this God who is so beyond what we can sense in the natural world, tap into His supernatural love and equipping, and find yourself as you do.
Don’t let one circumstance or situation blind you from God waiting to be there for you. Let Him help you stand, and face it together.