For the Ones I loveI'm reading this great book by Joyce Meyer right now and wanted to share some scripture and important points in it for you because I think it will help you very much as it has me.It's called Straight Talk. Thanks Brenda!
First if you are suffering right now going through consistent pain or grief remember 1 Samuel 17:37 where the Lord delivers David. Satan intends to make us feel alone and discourage us when we are doing his work. In Daniel 3:10-30 three men were put in a furnace because they refused to worship a golden statue of the king, they were freed from the furnace with no harm. When they were taken out not even smelling of smoke, the king promoted them. We learn that God will not only bring you out of your afflictions, but He will also bring you up!
The other thing is to remember we have to be good to ourselves. God will refresh our spirits anytime we feel weary or tired. See Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. I will ease and refresh your souls.
If you are overwhelmed by too many commitments, the Lord calls us to listen to his prompting to be still and specifically in Matthew 5:37 he says Let your Yes be simply Yes, and your No be simply No; anything more than that comes from the evil one.