Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Psalm 119:143 – Stress and strain have caught up with me, but your commandments are my joy!

Recently, I ran across this quote. I think it’s worth sharing:

stressed & grateful

What is giving you stress these days?


Lack of time?



Financial situations?


A particular relationship?


Lack of work?

Health concerns?

Vehicle issues?

Addiction problems?


I’m sure that I am forgetting a whole bunch of potential stressors in our lives.

Stress is real. And people handle it various ways. I tend to turn to food and other things that allow me to escape the stress for just even a few minutes. I’m not sure these momentary poor choices are very helpful, but they make me feel better in the minute!

How do you deal with stress?

Is it a healthy way or not so much?

Of late, rather than letting stress overwhelm me, I return to what I appreciate in my life. What I’m grateful for. Redirecting focus is helpful … and far more productive.

How might you set aside stress and focus on being grateful instead today?

For less stress, I am grateful.

Lord God – it’s so easy to let stress overwhelm us at time. Rather than letting this voice be the loudest in our lives, I pray we can redirect the stress into gratefulness today and tomorrow. Thank you for helping us deal with our daily stress. Amen.

Blessings –


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