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Stress Remedy

You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. -Isaiah 26:3 (AMPC)

Lately, I have been experiencing a great deal of stress at my job (and at home as well) because I am dealing with situations that I am unfamiliar with and find overwhelming. Never mind the fact that I am the only person in a department that should have at least three. While I won't deny the fact that I enjoy some of the challenge and the opportunity of learning new things, sadly most of that takes place "under the gun" and sadly makes for a high stress occasion. I am very grateful to have the job I do and to work with a fine group of people, which helps make it tolerable. Nonetheless, sleepless nights abound as I try to adjust to the new reality that is my job. There is much unknown right now about my future there, who I'll be working with (if anyone) and whether I will be able to continue in the capacity that I am in currently. At my age, I can add all sorts of fears to the list of things that could keep me awake, mostly revolving around my keeping my job. That is not an issue I have worried about for many years. I'm not really worried about it now, but it has become a concern that festers in the back of mind from time to time. I have, however, learned to sleep a little better. My dependence on God has never been more apparent (which, of course, is a good thing).

I have found the best remedy for high stress is more time in prayer, God's word and with other Christians in fellowship and serving others. That combination helps me to keep it together because it keeps me focused on the really important thing: Jesus.

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. -1 Peter 5:6-7

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