When days are heavy

Some days and weeks are heavy. Life can be stressful. Recently, a business manager said because of the poor economy, decisions are made that are beyond his control. Sometimes these decisions made doing his job properly very difficult if not impossible. What is the answer? That is the question he asked me.

A guest pastor preached at our church Sunday. He mentioned that due to his schedule and some changes from past experiences his month of May schedule is very stressful.

We all go through times of stress. schedules, hard decisions, finances, health concerns and the list goes on. This past week found me having a down time. Last night I was thinking about decisions. The thought went through my head that pressure may well be half perception and half circumstances. I thought about Job in ancient times. He made a decision to trust God for everything. He made a decision to stay positive. Everything came out all right in the end.

We all have decisions to make everyday. When days or weeks are heavy, a study of Job, King David and others can help us make better decisions.

For the 2010 Club, June 6 takes us to II Chronicles 20 and John 16.

Have a better week by making better choices each day. More next week.

Crist Langelett, known to North St. Paul and Maplewood readers as a longtime Review columnist, is a chaplain for the North St. Paul city, police and fire departments, a chaplain at Washington County Jail, a past president of the North St. Paul Area Emergency Food Shelf and one of the founders of North St. Paul's Polar Arena. He is active in his local church and in civic groups.

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