Feeling overwhelmed is a blessing.

What?  That’s right.  When your life is easy, you don’t need Jesus.  When you feel overwhelmed, you can’t seem to get on top of your circumstances, AND, you are more likely to run to Jesus, CONFESS your INdependence/pride/insanity/orphan-mindset/worldliness.  Desperate people do desperate things.  Desperate Christians run to Jesus.  Jesus is a much-better navigator through troubled waters than you will EVER be.  Only Jesus-dependents face overwhelm with amazing peace.  INdependents are either freaked….or calm on the outside  but very intense on the inside, hiding their freakedness from others, and self.

But every human works really, really hard to NEVER be overwhelmed.  Nobody in their right mind is thankful for overwhelm.  Except for Jesus-dependents, because they do not feel ALONE or in CHARGE.  And they recognize that the suffering of feeling overwhelmed, comes from a loving SovereignShepherdJesus, to train them further in Jesus-dependency.  

— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, who HATES overwhelm, HATES not knowing what to do, HATES having to trust Jesus in the midst of overwhelm, unless he’s been freshly convicted of the sin of INdependence

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