This time of life is providing so many different kinds of challenges, I know I'm ready for them but the idea of them is intimidating and terrifying. Change has never been easy for me. And it still isn't. It is a fact that sometimes I just need time alone. But I too often just go and escape to read at Starbucks.
But when I run away I give in to Stress and unfortunately it is something we can't conform to, trust me, it's dangerous and unhealthy. It leads right to depression and discontent. This is a trap I have often looked at and thought it was okay. But then I am discontent with where God has put me, and I try and look for something "better". Needless to say I always come back to where I was before...in His arms. The path that we take in excepting stress leads us further from the cross and the peace that we need to survive. The only place we can truly find this is in the redemption of Christ.
So at the end of the day when all I want to do is cry or sleep I will remember first and for most to thank my Savior for His grace and mercy and the fact that I have true and lasting peace through Him. And that no matter how hard stress is I will never just grin and bear it I will look it in the face and not except the emotional turmoil it is causing.