March 23, 2020

I think we all know what it feels like to be overwhelmed.  I feel it often.  I have a great job, two fantastic girls, a loving husband, lots of family, and many amazing friends.  One could say that I’m extremely blessed, and I would agree.  But with all of those wonderful people in my life comes responsibilities, obligations, hard times, fun times, busy times, etc.

As we all know, life can throw crazy, unexpected challenges our way.  We all have things going on in our lives that we can or can’t control.  I easily get caught up in the day-to-day grind and often lose sight of where God really wants me to be or what my purpose is.  For this, I need to be more intentional about not forgetting where all of my blessings come from.

One of my favorite verses is Psalm 121:1 – “I lift up my eyes to the hills.  Where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord – the Maker of Heaven and Earth.”  This verse reminds me to slow down, take a breath, be thankful, and remember that I’m not alone, especially when I’m overwhelmed with the people, places, and things that life brings.  He is there to help me, always.

This Lenten season, I will be more intentional about slowing down and not letting the stressors of daily life eat at me.  I don’t have to walk through this awesome life alone.  I will remember that He is always with me and be thankful for the many blessings He has bestowed upon me.

– Jamie Williamson, Edmond Campus Administrative Assistant