The Scent of Stress

Is there something you do when you’re really stressed? My girlfriends always knew when I was feeling the stress because I would come in wearing a brand new perfume. I don’t know when it started but I found myself shopping for a new fragrance any time I felt as if I were in over my head! After a dozen or so fragrances lined up on my dresser I realized I had a problem and figured I’d better find a solution!

I discovered that when I called or visited one of my most trusted friends and shared my current situation or frustration she would listen intently, perhaps offer some advice, often remind me that it wouldn’t always be this way, and always prayed with me before we said goodbye.

Proverbs 27:9 (NLT) sums it up so beautifully. “The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.” Little did I know that the answer to my specific situation….was spelled out in God’s Word! I love how God surprises us with nuggets of wisdom and directs our steps when we seek Him.

Whatever it is that you’re stressing over today, God has the answer for you. He promised to give us wisdom in generous amounts when we ask Him for it. Ask Him today. Sit for a bit in His presence and listen for His response. He is waiting for you now!

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