What to Do

My top stress makers:

Betrayal

Arguments

Moving

Divorce

Death

January of 2012 Martha flew in to John Wayne Airport, California. Mark and I met her there to say our goodbyes to Mark and headed out to cross the country for Tennessee. I had a stone in the center of my chest. It is tough to say goodbye. I’m a caretaker. It’s genetic, inherited from my mother. I’m a mother hen who chases after my adult chicks long after they leave the nest.

The first four of my stressors are all related in some odd way. Another odd thing is that I handle all my stressors the same way. I have a Higher Power that acts in a super-natural way to help me cope and to recover. I call Him God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit, the Trinity. I rely on the Bible as my basic instruction before leaving earth. Here’s one verse of many that is a promise:

I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul. Psalm 31:7

Death comes to each of us, no escape. I don’t fear my death; it doesn’t stress me. I feel the loss of my loved ones. As many of you know my oldest son passed in August 2001. It is a sadness that is always there; the intensity has lessened. He is a follower of Christ. His assurance is eternity with God. I would not wish him back, but I look forward to seeing him again.

Everyone has some trouble in their life. “In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.” Matthew 5:45 (NLT) I’ve found that my Heavenly Father is reliable and trust worthy. He knows my anguish and hears my prayers. He loves me and comes to my help.

 

 

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