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.