I Have Made You

I have made you and I will carry you. I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4

I will be your God throughout your lifetime–until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.


Weight of glass of Water

One day a professor taught stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students. He lifted a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?”image

Students shouted out answers ranging from eight ounces to a couple pounds. He replied, “Hmmm, well, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter. However, how long I hold it does matter!

If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light. If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little. If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.”

Heads nodded and the class saw the wisdom and agreed. The professor continued, “Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little. Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed – incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.”

One last point the Professor said, It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses and worries. No matter what happens in life, as early At night as you can, “put all your burdens down.” Don’t carry them through the night and into the next day with you. If you still feel the weight of yesterday’s stress, it’s a strong sign that it’s time to put the glass down.

Stressed or Desserts, Fierce Woman or Soft Warrior, Extreme Stress Relief

Power Thoughts:


Are You Trying to Carry The Load? Let’s Give Our Load To God
Whether it is work, school or family, sometimes Burnout gets the better of us.

Five (5) tips to help bring balance back in your life.

  • Re-adjust your priorities. Cast aside things that don’t need your immediate attention.
  • Delegate more. Call in the cavalry to help get things done. Consider saying “NO” more and “Yes” less.
  • Invite sensory and calming experiences like music, touch and rest into your day.
  • Bring color and beauty into your world. Buy flowers, look at art, experience nature.
  • Exercise. Get your body moving and breathe, breathe, breathe.

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SPEAKER INFO: Our guest speaker is Kimberly Wagner. She is the author of Fierce Women: The Power of a Soft Warrior. Spreading God’s glory is Kim’s deepest passion. Her desire for women to connect with Christ is woven through everything she writes. You can read her daily blog atwww.kimberlywagner.org where she encourages women to be students of the Word. Kim is a frequent guest on theRevive Our Hearts radio program, a regular contributor to the True Woman blog, a recent guest on Focus on the Family, and on FamilyLife. She is married to her favorite pastor, LeRoy Wagner, and they enjoy hanging out with their adult children and growing tribe of grandchildren!