7.22.2014

Faith in Times of Stress


One of my biggest faults used to be the fact that I would get overwhelmed and easily frustrated. This usually ended in me being mad, or in tears. If I had to go through the nightmare we went through this weekend a few years ago, I would have just shut down. It might have even ruined my weekend.

Since I have been saved, I have noticed a HUGE change in my reactions to stressful situations. Instead of shutting down, I am now able to relinquish control and trust that God will come through for us. And although we had a really hard weekend, He did show up for us, and we were taken care of. Family and friends, as well as strangers reached out to help us in our time of need. God provided. 

This has been one of the hardest things for me since coming to faith. Learning how to let go of my control. I have talked about it as one of my idols time and time again. But I know that God has been working in that area of my life to free me from my need to control situations. And I can honestly say that I have seen a huge transformation, and I am sure my husband has as well.

Although this weekend did not get off to the start that we had planned, we still had a really great time. And God showed up for us to help us through it. I pray that He continues to free me from my need to have control, so that I can stop wasting time being frustrated or overwhelmed, and instead turn to prayer and thankfulness for His provisions.

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14 comments :

  1. Amen!!! So glad your weekend turned around! :)

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  2. It could only go up from there hahaha

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  3. Ugh, that trip sounds no bueno and the worst. I'm like you, i get super frustrated and wanna break something, but then I take a deep breath and realize, I've got this, because God's got me. AMEN!

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  4. YES. So hard to remember in the moment of stress though!

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  5. I love this! It's so true that life gets less stressful when we actively relinquish control, which is really only an illusion anyway!

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  6. Oh man....I wish I could say that I was letting God take control right now but it's been tough. The stress is so heavy but I'm trying to just rely on Him...not sure I'm doing a good job of it though. Needed to read this! Thanks, Cassie!

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  7. You're welcome. I can definitely understand that feeling!!

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  8. First of all, I know I've been MIA for the last week so I'm not sure when you made these little updates to your blog but I LOVE it!!! Okay, now to get serious. Since I'm catching up, I haven't read yet about your nightmare (ugh!) but I totally understand what you're saying. My reactions and thought processes have changed greatly since becoming closer to Jesus. And some days? I'm just like, "Oh, dude. You gotta handle this one because.. I'm done." And He always does! I'm still learning.... (Hope your week is off to a better start, friend!)

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  9. Thanks girl! And yes it is such a big learning experience. I want to learn how to rejoice even in situations like the one we experienced haha

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  10. I'm totally thanking God that He has made transformations in you. That's awesome! I pray things only become easier.

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  11. I really struggle with being in control as well but going through opportunities and times when I am forced to rely on God - those are so important and vital to our spiritual maturity! Glad you're taking a positive spin on these things.

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  12. Yes! I'm not sure it will ever be my instinct to let go but I hope so!

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