Let’s face it, we all deal with varied amounts of stress; it is distress that really ties up your stomach in knots. Get this, once while waiting in a hospital for a stress test, I read a pertinent article in a magazine. The writer defined stress and distress through an easy to remember illustration. If a driver is stuck in rush hour traffic, he or she is under stress. Distress happens when the driver experiences rush hour traffic day after day-after day.
Send out a distress signal; help is on the way. “God says, ‘Call me when trouble comes. I will help you, and you will honor me (Psalm 50:15 ERV).” Send up a flag of faith; pray to the compassionate LORD. He knows our limitations. “The LORD is as kind to his followers as a father is to his children. He knows all about us. He knows we are made from dust (Psalm 103:13-14 ERV).”