Monday, August 22, 2011

Stress

Sometimes I catch myself feeling a little like this:
I catch myself feeling "plucked" until there's nothing left to give - stress gets the best of me and I worry about what's next in life in many different areas.

In fact, I recently got my hair trimmed... "Do you usually lose this much hair?" ... Who likes to hear that from their stylist?? 
The answer is No... but when stressed I tend to lose more. And I'm stressed a lot (I do a pretty good job of hiding it though)... I wouldn't be surprised if I went bald. (Haha. I'm joking about that but it's actually a kind of scary thought!)

I was reminded this morning as I thought about what I was going to post today...

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, 
what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. 
Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, 
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
   “And why do you worry about clothes? 
See how the flowers of the field grow. 
They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon
 in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow 
is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or 
‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, 
and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, 
and all these things will be given to you as well. 
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. 
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:25-34

God wants me a little more like this:



10 comments:

  1. Yup, I can relate to that "plucked" feeling -- what a great image! And yeah, I seem to be losing a lot of hair lately, too -- not a good sign when you have to sweep the bathroom floor after blow-drying.

    I've always loved those verses...my son quotes that last part to me quite often (he knows I am a worrier).

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  2. yes, i'm feelin' a little stressed too...trying to be like that bloomin' daisy in all it's glory! :)

    great post!

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  3. I am the same way. I stress and I do a darn tootin' job of hiding it too... it's not healthy and definitely like the zoae kind of life I believe God wants us to live.

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  4. What a great message - you're always spot on.

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  5. That daisy image is just gorgeous! I hope you have some stress free time soon.

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  6. Such a comforting passage of scripture.

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  7. I can understand. Stress can be terrible terrible!
    Wishing you a lot of stress free time in the week ahead.
    Deep breathe, you'll be surprised to see how that helps.
    And oh! I love stopping by here, just wanted to let you know :)

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  8. excellent post.. from one stressed out person to another!!!!

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