Philippians 4:6-7 says’ Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
There is nothing harder on a person then emotional stress. We know that life comes with stress some stress is good for us. But the question becomes how does one deal with stress? We see in scripture that the Lord gives us clear instructions on how to deal with it. Sadly, we don’t go to the Lord the moment we feel stress we wait until it escalates like a wild fire before seeking help.
I be the first to say that I am not a fan of stress, I hate it like a passion. But I have learned to find ways to help me. I attend a fitness class at my gym called Body Combat the class is for an hour. By the time the class is over I feel a hundred percent better the load that was heavy on my shoulders is no longer there. Yesterday was an emotional day for me, it didn’t start out that way. I had my breakfast spent time reading my bible and then off to work. But during the day things began to happen and I couldn’t wait to get to the gym and take my class.
When I am the gym I’m ready to go, I put my boxing gloves on and I don’t have that pretty look on my face or that sweet smile of mine on. No, each punch and kick I give I am kicking what is bothering me. It’s funny because last night in class when it came time to punch I imagine that the person that I am hitting, and kicking is the devil, under my breath I am saying to him” get out of here Satan, I am not taking your junk, I am a warrior and Jesus gives me power to stomp all over you. Now get behind me NOW!
I love this class not only do I get my stress out but I’m getting fit and learning how to defend myself if need be. We all must find ways to help us deal with emotional stress rather it is by talking to someone or being more active, we can’t allow stress to build up.