Oh Lord, I am oppressed, undertake for me. – ISA. 38:14
I write a lot I know about being burdened and overwhelmed, but I really don’t feel that way. I know what really being overwhelmed and burdened means, and how I go about my day is not even close. Yet, I hear from friends and strangers alike about the gnats that buzz around their daily lives that are driving them “over the edge.”
In truth, the many troubles you encounter daily will merely be part of your edification, if you strive to bear them all in gentleness, patience, and kindness. Then when truly large burdens come your way it will be second nature to treat them in the same manner. God’s loving eyes are always upon you amid those small worries and vexations, watching whether you can take them as he would desire. When we offer all occasions to him, and then sometimes when we are put out, give way to impatience, or become discouraged, we are practiced to quickly regain our composure.