Be still. Know I am God. The Psalmist penned those thoughts in an age long ago. We will do well to heed his call.
I live where you live. My world for just today has involved a deep discussion of what to do for and how to help the elderly in crisis, visiting with a daughter-in-law about her very ill father, whether to respond to a critic who thrives in writing against me in his brotherhood paper, and the assignment of delivering a message tomorrow morning which will bless the church budget which affects every church ministry...and then that workshop thing I'm working on. No pressure.
I take it back. Valuable Pressure.
But here's what I've learned about Jesus that I didn't see coming in the beginning. While enemies try to thrive on him, he is the one who thrives. Jesus ran from nothing. He wasn't worried. How could this be? I think it is because he trusted his Father much more than he trusted personal skills of rescue and delivery.
So it is with all of us. We don't run the show; God does. It isn't up to us to will or to run it; God will....Romans 9:16. We....can be still and know that He is God. Enough pressure finally assures us that we aren't....God. Good for us!
Live with no complaint. Live with much gratitude. Pressures? Galore and often....really daily. But we flinch not. We fret not. We scold not. We lose it....not.
Jesus shows us pressure and what to do with it. Thrive on it. All of the incidents which seem to bombard our days are mere maps to show us precisely where we need God to do His thing at the moment. If God can take a dead Son and hit him with resurrection power....so that we can walk in that resurrection power...don't you think it's time we admit that worry is over?