Feeling overwhelmed this time of year? Try This

As the busyness increases this time of year it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, isn’t it?

You and I have so much to do. So many places to be. So much on our minds.

And yet, in the midst of the chaos, He quietly whispers to our hearts — “Come away with me to a quiet place….”

I’ve been longing for that “quiet place” lately…the time and perfect place to get quiet with Him…to catch up in our relationship…to recapture a heart for only Him. But I realize that “quiet place” is not found in a change of location, but in a change of lifestyle. And that’s a good thing because it’s often not possible for us to pack our things and get away to a quiet place. Yet, you and I can create a “change of location” by going away with Him in our hearts and making room for Him there this Christmas.

My friend, God would rather have us be with Him than do a bunch of things for Him. So, right now, wherever you are, whatever is on your mind, would you join me in going away with Him in your heart?

  1. Relax your shoulders, let out a deep breath and say softly aloud “Lord, I release my anxieties, my expectations, my worries and my plans to You.”
  2. Breathe in deeply and slowly and as you do, say “Lord, I receive Your peace, Your wisdom, Your rest, knowing You have everything under control. Remind me that You are my greatest gain and “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).
  3. Read Psalm 121 with a heart of praise to the One who never slumbers nor sleeps, but invites you to rest peacefully in His arms.

Go away with Him in your heart this holiday season and experience His peace and rest.

About me

Cindi McMenamin is an award-winning author and national speaker who helps women find strength for the soul. She has nearly 30 years experience ministering to women and inspiring them to let God meet their emotional needs, grow stronger through their alone times, and pursue their dreams with boldness.


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Reply December 2, 2015

Thank you for this encouraging reminder, Cindi! Just what I needed ?

    Reply December 2, 2015

    You're welcome, Sally. Thank you for reading and commenting. And Merry Christmas to the Nance clan. :)

Reply December 3, 2015

Thanks for making my day.It gives me an idea of what to do this Christmas

    Reply December 3, 2015

    You're welcome, Jean. Have a restful and wondrous Christmas! :)

Karla Koerner
Reply December 26, 2015

God has recently blessed me with a devotion ministry . Six months ago it was started with 6 ladies and today there are 33 participants. I'm so humbled that God would meet me each morning and work through me to reach those all over. We even send them to a missionary that is in Romania and one of her first contacts there.God just amazes me. I enjoyed your wisdom and thank you for your servant heart. May God bless you beyond measure .

    Reply December 26, 2015

    Karla, thank you for your comments and for sharing your story. I'm encouraged to hear of your ministry to ladies. Happy New Year as you continue to serve Him and those He loves. :)

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