I don’t open up much on my blog about what things tend to stress me out. So is the problem of every man. The pride that keeps us from opening up, hiding behind a mask of confidence, is how we display strength. Well, let me just go ahead and confess and list out what’s up with me right now.
What is troubling me?
- Work politics
- Project Deadlines
- Family Obligations
- Work Deliverables
- Home Additions
- College savings
- All that other dad stuff
You may have noticed that this is just a list of what stresses everybody out. These are all old foes and known adversaries. And experience I’ve gained from past battles will guide me through.
What keeps me going?
- God’s Word
- and now Exercise, seriously, run your stress away
It’s amazing how you can melt your stress away with a long run or a good weight training session. But it’s a temporary relief.
What really helps is the knowledge that God loves me and will never forsake me.
Even if I mess up everything on my list. I know I’ll achieve everything on His list and the purpose He has for me.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.
For David to write this Psalm, it could have been any number of issues that he faced in his life. But even if my issues are much smaller in comparison, You will revive me, O Lord, with Your lovingkindness.
I will be bold with strength in my soul.
On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.