It just seems unfair that the post-partum depression screening is at 6 weeks. I love the 6 week mark because Baby is smiling and interacting. But 6 weeks is also the peak for fussiness, and Baby seems to never sleep. Ambrose would sleep a maximum of 2 hours at night (often waking every 45 minutes), he would only sleep in the swing (which is a major no-no for Baby’s long-term health!), and he was just so fussy. Of course I was anxious and depressed! I was exhuasted!
I’ve never been good at handling stress. I am an anxious person. Mike often tells me that I’m going to kill myself with stress. I’m certain he’s right. Stress is the number one killer today. Here’s a great NG documentary on stress.
If that’s not enough for you to stop stressing, you can take a look to see what the Author of life has to say about it.
What does the Bible say about Anxiety?
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,
but a good word makes him glad.
From these passages I can find three reasons to quit worrying and stressing over life.
1. Worrying accomplishes nothing and is a waste of time.
2. Anxiety is not good for you.
3. Anxiety and stress prove we’re not trusting in the Author of life.