It has been pouring rain the last few days, and there is an area out my front door that accumulates water as it pours. The drain gets overwhelmed and soon a lake of water forms. Today that lake formed quickly as the sky poured itself out. And then, for a little while, the sun poked through the clouds and the clouds gave the ground a little break. Just enough to allow the water to drain and the lake to disappear.
The rain has started up again, and the lake is not yet forming, but it is only a matter of time. The ground has soaked up what it can, and if the rain keeps coming, it will get overwhelmed again.
I have felt that way today...like I've soaked up all that I can and as a result, I began to feel overwhelmed. How many times will I allow myself to carry too much and try and do too much on my own before I let God step in? Like the ground, I can only handle so much...then I am over-saturated. There is nothing I can do to stop the rain, in my life or the rain outside...but I can allow God to soak it up for me. His capacity is well beyond mine.