Friday, October 14

Stress, What to Do

I am going to be honest. I'm feeling stress. And I know a lot of it can be attributed to the self-inflicted pressures of a piano performance coming up, the demands of school, teaching, wifery, blogging, designing, and on and on... I love to type up that list longer and longer and tell myself what a hard worker I am as I sit here and justify my stressful feelings. 

 But, Someone is telling me to stop. He is saying, "Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest." I am realizing my stress is unnecessary. My worry is not needed. I have a Father who is taking care of my needs, and my only job is to come to Him so He can give me rest and refresh me for His good purpose. 

 My prayer Lord is that You will overshadow my to-do list with Your own, that I would look up at You with wonder as a child, and that You will amaze me by Your overwhelming love.

Krista Joy Photography

This is my darling little niece as flower girl at our wedding. 


  1. what a great post!!! beautiful and so true! good luck with the piano performance!!

    Pieces of Luv

  2. ahhhh!
    i love this blog!
    love this post too! :)

    new follower!


  3. We so very often need to remember that our Lord designed us with a need to have a Sabbath, a rest. It is a chance to pull ourselves away from the demands of life and to focus on Him. It is so easy to just get caught up in the current of what is going on around us and the demands that assault us daily. It is a lesson that I am continually being taught. Maybe one day I'll really get it.
    Happy Saturday. Don't work too hard. :)

  4. I felt just like this last week...I was seriously stressing out about paying for school.

    xo erica

  5. That scripture is always SUCH a comfort to me! After the most hectic week of my life, it was just what I needed to hear. thanks :)

  6. I love your childish wonderment analogy with Charlotte's picture. So beautiful.

  7. All the best vibes your way, Courtney!

    And your niece is so cute!

  8. Love the photo. Love the girl in it. Love to you!

  9. I KNOW JUST HOW YOU FEEL. this was so good courtney. learning the balance and asking God what it is important TO HIM is exactly what i've been making sure to do. We're learning together :) xoxo


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