Stressful Days

Stressful Days
Posted on Mar 5, 2016 in Devotions
Author: Paola Ramos
There are days when it may feel as if we are just going with the motions. We get so busy in our day-to-day lives that we forget to stop and talk to God.

Working in the medical field can be stressful, tiresome, and emotionally draining. I am focused on making the best decisions for my patients and staff members. Long shifts and a heavy work load day after day can make anybody’s patience wear down and this is how I have been feeling in the past week. My patience has been declining and my attitude is being affected negatively and it carries into my personal life. I become discouraged and wonder how much more of these stressful days I can take.

When this happens and these thoughts occur, I know that my focus on God is missing. I rely so much on my own strength that I have nothing left in me. I try so hard to help everyone with everything. And my life seems to take a backseat as I care for others. I make it so hard for myself when the only thing I need to do is turn to God. He is always there! And He is the supplier of my strength.
A verse that gives me reassurance is Joshua 1:9, which says: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” God is never changing and is always there to talk to. He is the One that can calm my heart and give me peace of mind. When I am having a bad day I know I need to stop and come before God. I am thankful that He has placed the desire to care for others in my heart because I can only do so with Him by my side.

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