Realistically, though, we all do it. We all find ourselves overwhelmed by the roller-coaster of life and the many things on our never-ending To Do lists. I have to catch myself before I allow myself to be pushed over the edge by the stresses of life. Whenever I'm feeling like I'm dealing with more than I can handle, I call one of the special women in my life and they break it down for me. You know, take me back to the basics and that means back to the Bible.
Knowing that God has plan for you should bring you peace of mind. It doesn't mean that you will never fall or fail. But you can rest assured that, should you veer to the left or to the right, God will make sure you get back on track. (Proverbs 3:5,6) At any time, if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or anxious as we often do, remember to throw your burdens on God. Allow him to relieve some of the pressure in your life, because he cares about you and doesn't want you to worry about what tomorrow may bring. (1 Peter 5:7; Psalms 55:22)
If all else fails, here's the Serenity Prayer. I often repeat it over and over again when I find things in my life are becoming overwhelmingly stressful.
God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
So, remember, real Divas don't worry or stress, we pray. There's no need to worry about today or tomorrow when you're allowing GOD to make your path straight and guide your feet.