This week I’m blogging over at Club31Women about how to shift your perspective when you’re feeling totally stressed out. Here’s an excerpt:
Dealing with stressful situations can feel overwhelming and overshadow everything else. But there are ways to gain some perspective.
“Great is our Lord and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.”
Psalm 147:5 ESV
Do you get stressed? I do. I imagine everyone does to some degree at different times. We are sinful people housed in weak, fragile, imperfect bodies living in a fallen world. It’s natural to get stressed.
Life feels stressful about a decision that we don’t know how to make; a deadline we must meet; a bad medical test result; a difficult relationship; a child or parent in trouble; a financial crisis; a friend in need that we aren’t sure how to help; an over-scheduled lifestyle; expectations from another person.
Little things and big things cause us stress.
And then there’s the guilt we feel. The enemy puts thoughts in our minds.
After all, I’m a believer. I should not feel stressed about this.
I should be able to trust the Lord.
I’m not doing a very good job trusting.
Condemnation fills our heart. We get down on ourselves, discouraged. Condemnation though is not from the Lord.