Give Yourself a Break!

Photo by Ashley L. Jones, 2016

I’m going to be honest with you. I’ve been going through a rough patch lately. Thankfully, God has taught me something that’s made a big difference in how I approach difficulties: I’ve learned that we shouldn’t feel guilty about being stressed!

In my latest blog, hosted on the site, I talk about the difference between worry and stress.

I think the problem for Christians is that we confuse stress with doubt or worry. Doubt is a lack of belief, and worry is the result of doubting God. Stress, on the other hand, is a physiological response to a stimulus—whether negative (like a car accident) or positive (like planning a wedding)—that disturbs or interferes with our normal equilibrium (

When we’re stressed, it just means we’re going through something. It doesn’t mean we trust God any less, so there’s no reason to feel guilty about it.

We’re all going through something and, odds are, it’s adding stress to our lives. So, do something for yourself today and check out my blog, Give Yourself a Break.


I’m excited to report that I am now a regular contributor on! This means I will have monthly blogs posted on their site, right alongside great bloggers and writers like my friends Michelle Medlock Adams and Jann W. Martin.

I’ll be sure to share the links to those posts here so you don’t miss anything. When you click over to their site, take some time to check out other encouraging words to lift up your day.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment or email me through the Contact Big Sister link. Thanks so much for your support!

Author: Ashley L Jones

My heart's desire is to show people of all ages how the Bible applies to their lives. I use my Masters in Biblical Studies to dig into the Word, and I share what I've learned on my blog ( Check out the About section of my blog for more details. Thanks for stopping by!

2 thoughts

  1. Wonderful post! I think I understand what you mean, I’ve been seriously very stressed lately for the first time and it’s not fun at all, as Christians we’re taught not to worry and that it’s wrong, so I’m so glad to read this! Thanks! I still feel my usual happy self underneath it all thank goodness

    1. I’m so glad this blessed you, Millie! It was really a revelation for me, too. I pray your time of stress will end up as a true blessing for you. 🙂

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