The most effective coping mechanism for me is a morning regimen of Bible study, daily devotions, and prayer. Anger is a major problem for me, and I have learned I can’t do anger management by myself. I saw a framed saying that precisely describes what happens during my morning ritual: “Sometimes God calms the storm. . . . Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.”
—Nell E. Noonan, Not Alone: Encouragement for Caregivers (Upper Room Books, 2009)
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[God] made the storm be still,
and the waves of the sea were hushed.
—Psalm 107:29 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change those things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
—Prayer attributed to Reinhold Neibuhr
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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