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Perspective During Times of Stress

I have commented on how many folks have said what a crazy or busier than normal semester this has been. The following passage from Psalm 127 has long brought me peace and a reminder to keep a balance even when busy—that while I need to be diligent, I also need to be dependent—that God has a necessary role in every success, and having rest, a break from work, is part of the diligent blessing from God to those who depend on Him.

“Unless the LORD builds the house,
                Those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city,
                The watchman stays awake in vain.
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest,
                Eating the bread of anxious toil;
For He gives to His beloved sleep.”


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