Feeling overwhelmed is normal to experience from time to time. There are days where we feel there is not enough time to get everything done that we need to. But then there are seasons of life where feeling overwhelmed is the norm. Life you don’t have what it takes to keep up with your life. And it always seems that we are in these seasons, the storms of life come. Where is God in these seasons and how do we move past them to find our grounding again?



This week, we are looking at something that we constantly
struggle with. In fact for some of us, this is something we have struggled with for years on a daily basis and never done anything about it.

– How can I stop feeling exhausted all the time?
– What do I if I’m burned out?
– How can I stop feeling like I’m always running on empty?
– There’s never enough time to get everything done.
– There’s never enough energy to get everything done.


35 As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” 36 So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). 37 But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water.

[Mark 4:35-37]


38 Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting,
“Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”

[Mark 4:38]

It’s interesting how when storms come into our life, our assumption is God doesn’t care about us. Because we assume that if he really did, he wouldn’t let bad things happen to us. The disciples assumed that the storm meant God didn’t care. Because if he did, this storm wouldn’t be there.

The storm you’re going through isn’t evidence that God doesn’t care.


God loves you, and hard storms are going to come into your life. Both do exist at the same time.

39 When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly (pause) the wind stopped, and there was a great calm.

[Mark 4:39]

The proof of your faith is in your ability to rest in the middle of a storm.


40 Then Jesus asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”

[Mark 4:40-41]

28 “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

[Matthew 11:28]


29 Take my yoke upon you.  Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you
will find rest for your souls.

[Mark 11:29]

30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

[Mark 11:30]

27 Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!”

[Mark 2:27]


Application Questions

1. What stood out to you from this message and why?

2. What is one thing God is telling you to START doing because of this message?

3. What is one thing God is telling you to STOP doing because of this message?

4. How will this message change how you act at home, work and in the your relationships?