Overwhelmed by His Presence

I want to live in the overwhelming presence of God.   To learn to live in the shadow of The Almighty!   So, today I choose, and I must choose to be overwhelmed by the truth in His word.

Isaiah 61:10 “I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God!  For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness.  I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels.”

There are so many things in this great big global world that have the potential to overwhelm a woman’s heart.  All you have to do is turn on the news on any given night and see the things going on in our own backyards that breed fear, anxiety and downright panic!  There are things that fight for our attention.  Thoughts that creep in and if given free reign have the power to distract and devastate the good God has planned for us, but only if we choose to focus on them.

So, today I choose and I must continually choose to keep my minds attention and my heart’s affection on Jesus Christ, the word of God and prayer.  When I do this all my fearful, anxious thoughts and feelings melt away in the presence of The Almighty! I then become overwhelmed not by the joy stealers but by the Joy Giver!  The joy of being overwhelmed with His goodness and grace overtake me.  The peace in trusting His heart and hand bring a sense of calm confidence; replacing fear with faith.  I know He is Sovereign.  I am reminded that He is the One who cares for me.  He is the Father of the Bride & I have been clothed with His salvation and draped in a robe of righteousness. What an overwhelming way to live!

So how about you?  What circumstances have risen up in your life that have the capacity to overwhelm you?  I encourage you to choose and you must choose to instead be overwhelmed by the presence of The Almighty.  Take your fears, anxieties, doubts and overburdened heart to your Daddy God and be overwhelmed by His Presence!


About Shadow Living

I am a writer in the making. My inspiration comes my relationship with Jesus and the healing He is doing in my heart. Other material comes from living life in my roles as wife, mom, daughter, friend and grandmother. Writing has always been my passion. It's like therapy to my soul. I believe everyone has a story to tell and can be part of The Greatest Story Ever Told, God's Story. My desire is to be obedient to God's call on my life by using this gift of writing for His glory. My hope is that through this blog I can encourage and inspire others to follow their God-given Dream and step out from a life lived in "the shadows"(whatever or whoever that is to you) and instead begin to live out the abundant life in the Shadow of The Almighty.
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3 Responses to Overwhelmed by His Presence

  1. khmarsh0916 says:

    Thank you for these beautiful words to remind me to surrender and let him overwhelm me with His beautiful love and acceptance of me, His child!


  2. Hallie says:

    I love your encouragement to be overwhelmed not by the joy stealers but by the Joy Giver!


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