I saw on a magazine cover the headline, "stress is healthy for you" I laughed out loud I'm sure, you have to be kidding me right? the media will say anything to try and convince people that our nation is ok. A little stress is one thing but living in our nation is not a little stress. I have to many friends with anxiety issues to know that our culture is overly stressed out and on top of all that, I'm a massage therapist. Every person I work on is overly stressed out as well.
We live in a culture where we have to orchestrate every part of our lives, where it's considered best if we do what ever we can to control the situation and circumstances of our lives. We spend every waking minute juggling and it's stressful. In all the juggling we forget to rest and soon, we all become balls of overly tight stress.
Well peeps I can tell you this, when your muscles get really tight, (and if we keep going with out considering rest) they are more likely to snap, strain or tear. Then where will we be? Well, most likely we will be in a whole lot of pain.
Maybe we don't have to fall into the lie that says I have to control all the parts of my life, maybe there is another way. Maybe we, I, need to learn how to let Him orchestrate my life, to learn to trust/rest in his capable "right hand."
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."