Stress Less

 

I like to describe myself as carefree and laid back, but that would not be the truth if I said that today. I feel like my patience reserve is dangerously low, and my stress level is borderline unhealthy. I have so much to sort through with graduation, getting everything in for college, and my mission trip. The past week I knew something had to change. I went to try and go get my passport renewed and all the places I went to where booked! I called and called and called. I think at the end I had called almost 50 times. (Yes, I am a very persistent person.) Finally, on the verge of a serious melt down I prayed. I prayed for patience and for someone to just answer their phone so I can schedule an appointment. Right then and there I felt a peace that I hadn’t felt since that morning. I picked up the phone again and lo and behold, they picked up, and I got an appointment scheduled for next week.
It’s funny because I used to think that I shouldn’t bother God with such a small thing. I mean all I wanted was someone to answer the phone for my sanity. Now I’m really starting to understand that when God says cast all your burdens on him he really means ALL. No matter how small or how big, he cares. I realize now that I am not in this alone. I have a Heavenly Father that has my back through it all. Whether I pray for a front parking spot at Walmart or for complete funding for my trip, he cares and he would move mountains for me. All l have to do is acknowledge Him!
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Psalm 68:19
Praise be to The Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

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