198. Bob’s Stress Test

The other day my friend Bob was telling me of a year in his life that was filled with an incredible set of high-stress circumstances that measured 18 on a stress chart of 20 points possible, an area marked in red and labeled “Danger.” Yet Bob said he never lost a night’s sleep and his stress bucket never overflowed that entire year. I asked him how that was possible.

“Those items defined as major stressors on the chart were not acute stressors for me because I did not internalize them or worry about all the terrible outcomes lurking out there. I simply leaned on God and trusted that He would take care of everything in one way or another – by intervening for my good or equipping me for the bad. Either way I was OK with whatever might come. As it ended up, there were a series of miraculous events in my life then that still amaze me today. ”

I’ll tell you the rest of the story in Friday’s blog.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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