Stress, anxiety, fear, uncertainty. These are all a part of life and I am struggling with them right now. I have had problems in the past with these issues, but have been facing them much better. Then I had a minor surgery, and had what they think was a reaction to a medication that cause major panic attacks.The medicine is gone, but I am still undergoing some stress symptoms.
I thought I was doing much better. I was not in a fight or flight type of mode with the anxiety just under the surface. Then yesterday seems to have set it off again. It was a stressful day, very busy with kids going in all directions. We had also put an offer down on a house. We were expecting a counter offer, instead we got word someone else had offered as well and did we want to change ours. Then a bowl fell from the dish rack and a piece came up and hit my daughter’s foot. It was not a big cut, but fairly deep. My husband had one of his paramedic friends come over and check it out for us. He determined it did not need a stitch, just some super glue, so we took care of it.
Needless to say, all this has put me on edge. I am praying as much as I can. Praying for others, to take my mind off of my worries. I am also determined to just go on with my day. Complete school with my kids, go to co-op, then help at chimes and play bells with evening. While doing school, I am also hoping to get some laundry done and hung out on the line. I walked this morning and am planning on walking some more to relieve the stress.
I am determined to remember that God will never leave me nor forsake me. That just as Job had trial after trial, God was with him and He will be with me, as well. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8.