Completely fried

This has been one of those weeks where everything seems to spin out of control.

It seems like all of my work always tends to fall on the week before spring break. It wasn’t usually that way in college, but for some reason it has been that way every year of my graduate work. It’s … exhausting. And especially unfortunate this year since it also falls on the week of Daylight Savings Time, so I’m already nice and sleep deprived.

Stress and anxiety easily creeps in when my emotions are this fried. It’s easy to forget that I’m not in control of my life. My default position this week has been to try to control everything, to stop the tailspin of deadlines and business by my own power. I’ve been reminded over and over again that I’m not capable of doing so. Every time I have tried to stop everything and do things on my own, I’ve completely failed. It’s been a humbling experience.

Scripture tells us to cast all our anxieties on the Lord because he cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).

That’s the only profound thing I can think of to tell you this week. Let go of your anxieties and give them to the Lord. God knows I’m trying.

Editor’s Note: Anyone else get knocked down by this week? We’ve all been there — exhausted, discouraged, despondent. Some of us are better about bouncing back than others. For those fast-bouncers, do you have any encouragement for the slow-bouncers today? Comment or email to share your recovery tips. 

By Timothy


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