The JOY Challenge: Day 15 – When it’s all too much…

I’m deliberately finding joy for forty days. To start from day one click here.

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For a few days we’re talking about what tends to get in the way of our joy. For me, it’s when it all just feels like too much. Today I found myself praying about that very thing…


I touch my knees to carpet…

feeling the weight upon my shoulders.

I think of burdens.

I think of blessings.

And in both I whisper,

It is too much.

I am aware of my frailty now

and fear seems to loom over me

like a lion waiting to pounce.

Then so softly I hardly notice at first

a new wind blows into my soul

that brings with it a reassurance…

It is too much, child,

but I am enough.

I am surrounded,

scooped up in unseen arms,

carried home to the

place where my heart belongs.

And I cry tears of joy at the truth of it.

May it be so always, Lord,

that we remember

in every too much

there is always One who is enough.


Would you like to join me in the Joy challenge? Just share one thing that brings you joy when life feels like too much. If you’re a subscriber remember to go to the site and leave a comment. I’m having random giveaways for people who comment or subscribe during the forty days. And you never know when it could be you…  

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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