So what's a girl to do???
(Yep! I added shelf paper and sucked all the crumbs out of my drawers!)
For whatever reason, when I have stress in my life, I get compulsive about cleaning, organizing and tidy-ing!
It's like I need to try and restore order to my chaotic life......so I start with my countertops!
Oh....and baskets! You can't forget baskets! I put all of my cookie-cutters into baskets!
After my cleaning frenzy, I was enjoying the smell of Clorox lingering in the air and I realized that what I really needed to do was put that same amount of energy into praying......remembering that there is a God who wants to help me through my stress rather than watch me scrubbing countertops....
There is a verse in 2 Corinthians 9 that has been a long-time favorite.......
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.
.....I needed that reminder.....
What do you do when you are stressed?