For The Days You Want To Die

Overwhelmed

There are those days when you know that, if God doesn’t help, you don’t have enough strength within yourself to keep going.

That enormous weight of responsibility, mixed with a barrage of resistance, from circumstances and people.

Fear, anxiety, terror.

Sometimes, it even makes you cry. And you feel like you might just disintegrate into thin air.

Some people say that Christians are weak because they need a god to carry them.

That’s ok, because when I am weak…

He is always strong.

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:8-9a NLT)

Have you cried in prayer, “I need help. I can’t do this anymore. God, where are You, don’t You care about me?”

Have you begged Him to take IT away, but IT is still there, intimidating you down to your knees?

Know this: God’s power works best when you MOST recognize your need for Him.

So, stop whatever you are doing right now.

Step away from the chaos.

Change your prayers.

Ask for grace.

Breathe.

Smile.

So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9a-10 NLT)

I hear the Lord’s voice calling to you this morning…

“Come away with Me,” He says. “And I will give you new strength for today.”

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With Much Love,

Chuck

Today’s image is from a great blog: Feeling Overwhelmed Revisited

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13 thoughts on “For The Days You Want To Die

  1. Chuck,

    Your post was inspirational at a point in my life when I have never felf so down. I suffer from clinical OCD and severe Depression and last week circumstances made it impossible for me a Professor and Ph.D. To never teach again.

    From then and up and to this point I have asked and prayed for God’s Grace to help me find a future that when all is over I will be proud of, but more so that my family would be proud of.

    But ,it is no walk in the park knowing that you will never be able to do the things you have found a true love for or a passion for doing. What’s next?

    OCD and Depression make it difficult to live a normal life but now knowing you have to start all over because of mistakes you made 10 years ago makes it even more difficult to find a reason for being. I found your blog uplifting for a guy that struggles to find a reason just to get out of bed everyday.

    I pray to God everyday and will TRUST in him that he will find my calling even though I can’t seem to see through the clouds right now. I can’t or would never commit succiside because I could never get into eternal life. But the fight is certainly hard.

    Thanks for the uplifting song.

    Dr. Tomko

    • Dear Dr. Tomko,

      The old cliche’, “When one door closes, another will open.” #truth

      The hardest part in this process, is surviving the transition. Sometimes, it takes a few years to a decade… before we’re able to look back and see God’s brilliant plan.

      He does have a plan. He does love us. He cares.

      Remember Joseph from the Bible… One night, he had a dream. What he didn’t see in the dream, were those many terrible years of rejection and betrayal.

      I still remember when I read that story for the first time. I thought, “Oh God, poor Joseph.”

      But, I kept reading…

      And in the end, God promoted Joseph from prison to Prime Minister.

      I’m positive, God will lead you back up the mountain again. Until it happens, I pray that you will have G R A C E for the valley.

      I hope this helps. Have a beautiful Friday.

      Your Friend,

      Chuck

  2. Daily I run to the throne to ask for His grace because I am so weak. Thanks for sharing Chuck.

    Dr. Tomko, I am praying for you.

    • Save lives. Kvia. You are so right. It’s so strange that I was looking at mt my phone for answers as if anything would ever come up. And as if it was God’s llittle miricle Chuck’s blog somehow someway either Googled on my phone or for whatever reason was made for me to read. As a devoted Roman Catholic I normally don’t, as a matter of ego I guess, look outside of our four pillars. I wish I would have met all of you a long time before.

      We all believe in the same God. But unfortunately, us Catholics sometimes seem to think we have all the answers but how far that is from the truth. God gave me Chuck at a time I desperately needed an answer about my life and why I needed to live. If you don’t believe in miracles or divine intervention then you can’t be a believer. He is mysterious our God. But Chuck you are his angel sent down to protect me. I believe that. And for all of you readers please understand I was within hours from dismay when the blog hit my phone. Please believe. He is among us and within Chuck. I would not be here without God’s work though Chuck. Completely unsolicited.

      Your prayers are so kind and I thank you so much. Medicine and therapy can only help so much but I can feel a difference because of all your prayers. My medicine and therapy hasn’t changed but I am feeling better. It can only be explained because of prayer.

      Thank you,
      Dr. Tomko

      • Dr. Tomko, I love the Catholic Church and I agree with you, we are all one Church. I thank God for all of my Catholic friends. I thank God for the blessing of the new Pope, and I pray for the future of the Roman Catholic Chruch.

        Your message blesses me, friend. This is my sole purpose in life, to make this kind of difference… every single day. On the days when I feel like I have missed this mark, I feel like I have not lived. And on the days when I find that God has used me like you have written… it brings me to tears.

        Thank you, for saying thank you. I’m praying for you again doctor. Have a beautiful day.

  3. Chuck, you may not remember me but I am a personal friend of Kenny Pope and Mike Howard and I’d like to talk with you again but I cannot find the email address you used to write me through.