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When You Feel like You’re Drowning in Information

by | Aug 12, 2021 | Faith journey, Motherhood, Social commentary | 0 comments

I was overwhelmed by the internet today. 

So many voices are shouting, condemning, dividing us on so many issues. 

We all want to do our best for our families, but we often don’t know who to trust and who to believe. 

After a while, the overloaded information is too much and makes me feel like a fish drowning in the water.

Then I put my head on my four years old shoulder. He is watching a cartoon on his kindle, and I am just soaking in the last few days’ of sweetness before my children start school.

He pushed the stop button, turned around, and held my face against his little cheek: “Mommy, I just want to say I love you so much!”

He held my face for five seconds before he let go, then he went back to his movie. And I took a deep breath, still feeling the warmth of my boy’s face—a wave of gratefulness washed over me.

Yes, I should follow my own advice, turn off the TV and the internet, and see the world around me.

The sun is shining outside. The grass has overgrown because of the rain, looking extra freshly green. My children are relaxing after a couple of hours of hard play in the pool. And my husband is working on something for the house.

Perfect peace, quiet and contentment. 

I am sure you feel extra overwhelmed these days too, my friend. Especially when schools are starting again in these uncertain times.

Masks or no masks, vaccines or no vaccine, each side has its share of reasoning. 

But I just want to say— I trust you will do whatever you think is best for your family, and it’s no one else’s business.

So I wish you could all have a chance to turn off the noise from inside and outside, just enjoy our God-given blessings— our houses, our husbands, our children, and friends. 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7

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