Stress Out!!!

He looks like I feel today!
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I probably should not write while I am so stressed out and angry. I almost want to sit down and cry! Why, you ask? Well…there are several reasons. First, and this I tell you not for pity, but in truth…we are in a serious financial crisis. I need to call our mortgage company and try to work something out. Life is not looking great for us.

Other than that, there’s Child #3, who has so many mental health problems and eight mental diagnoses, that they can’t even see straight. And Heaven forbid we delay or forget the medication. Yes. The police will be called and our lives will be in danger. We don’t forget! It’s not an option.

Adding to the stress is the lovely neighbors that we have. I don’t even want to go into it, except to say that they continue to plague us. Why? I have know idea, but there is never an excuse to call any person a “whore,” which she did. Seriously? Ummmm…that child has been raped more than once, but as for being a whore? Nope. Doesn’t fit! I’m just so done. I can and do offer up their antics, but it’s still so disheartening. We are nice, Christian people. What, exactly, is their problem? Maybe it wouldn’t be such a horrible thing if we have to leave.

I am trying not to stew over things. I know God has this; He always does. It’s just, my anxiety and depression are so ratcheted up that sometimes I can’t see the flowers for the weeds!

Are you having a stressful time? Maybe school or work is getting to you? Please share in the comments below so I don’t feel so alone out here.

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Thanks and God bless!

Published by Rita

I am a single mother, a Christian, a writer, an abuse survivor, a reader, and a friend. I've wanted to be a writer my entire life and now here I am!

4 thoughts on “Stress Out!!!

  1. I learned through experience that “being a good Christian” doesn’t spare us from any trauma or trials. It isn’t because we’re good or not good that troubles come into our lives. “The rain falls on the just and the unjust.”

    Our spiritual walk helps us find our strength to go through these times, it doesn’t spare us from them!

    This is greatly misunderstood by many people who think that if someone is going through terrible things that they must have done something to incur God’s displeasure. Then their negative judgment follows.

    Going through these things isn’t a reflection of our level of spirituality, instead, our walk develops things inside of us we never would have before.

    You guys have a lot to deal with! Blessings!


  2. I know that being a good Christian doesn’t protect us from hardships! Obviously, if my life is anything to go by! 😁. There’s just so much. I know God has us but it’s difficult to see sometimes. However, he has yet to let me down on anything really important! I’d rather live with Him to weather the storms than do it without Him, even if there were less storms!


  3. I am so sorry to hear you are having these issues and I truly hope you are able to solve all of them soon. I would recommend keeping your distance from the neighbours they sound like terrible people.


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