Pain can blind us or cause us to see clearer. When you experience painful circumstances, do you consider the pain as an opportunity to get close to God? God is not absent in the difficult moments. He is closer than you think and waiting to love you.
When you look at your life do you feel that you are effective in the world or overwhelmed by it? Stress makes it difficult to function and to love anyone including God and yourself. How do you handle stress? Do you recognize your own boundaries and respect the life God gave you? Doing so opens the path to personal peace, strength and better relationship with God, yourself and with others.