Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5, NIV
This text will help you avoid a nervous breakdown. It will stimulate your recovery if you have had one.
A famous neurologist, specialist in nervous breakdowns, often “prescribes” this text for his patients. He writes the words on a card and instructs his patient to commit them to memory and repeat them until they are indelibly printed on the subconscious mind.
The cause of much nervous trouble is frustration. And the antidote to frustration is a calm faith, not in your own cleverness, or in hard toil, but in God’s guidance. The cure of frustration is the belief that God will help you obtain your heart’s desire. Trust in God with all your heart, and you will be able to keep on working in health and happiness for long years to come.
~ ~ Norman Vincent Peale
Trusting in ourselves can certainly lead to disaster. His ways are higher than our ways so why not look to his ways. We become frustrated when we try to do things ourselves, especially those things we weren’t meant to do.
How do we release frustration, trust in, and lean on the one who know what’s best. Your Father knows best. When frustrated ask “who am I listening to”. For me my major source of stress or frustration is my own schedule. The one I make. God never said I needed to jam pack it so full.
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps (Proverbs 16:9, NLT)
Best to stay on the path and always confirm “God, are my steps heading to you?”
Reflect: Where does your frustration come from? Are you stepping outside the bounds that God has for you?