Life and stress… let’s face it…. We all have to deal with some type of stress in our lives daily. For the most part, we deal with it almost effortlessly and seem to manage just fine. But what about when we can’t deal with stress? What if we are constantly bombarded and are unable to deflect the blows?
How we react to stress and stressful situations can determine our health. Some turn to unhealthy behaviors to try and deal with stress, they could include alcohol and substance abuse. Others may turn to food. Others still may light up a cigarette or stay up into the wee hours on the internet, trying to find relief, but actually causing more harm by sacrificing sleep. These behaviors negatively affect our health and well being.
Faith can be the anchor that keeps a person steady in times of stress and turmoil. Biblical principles can be the rudder that keeps us on course, no matter how the sea of life is tossing us. These principles often enable us to live a life much less impacted by stress…stress that others would see as overwhelming .
In one of the verses of a song I wrote, called, “Fill me up with Jesus” I struggle with troubles & stress, but when I look to Jesus, I am reminded He is all I need.
“Lord, I feel I’m drifting, getting bumped along life’s way.
Sometimes I feel my sails are torn and any storm could make me sway.
I need some reassurance that the path I walk is true.
Sometimes I feel I’m empty and my resources are few.
Fill me up with Jesus, til there’s room for nothing else, no room for pride or prejudice,
Til there’s nothing left of self
Fill me up with Jesus; He’s all the fuel I need,
He holds me and consoles me, on His Word, I wish to feed”.
We still have all the potential stressors, but how we react to them determines our health or lack of. If we can look through our “God lens”, so to speak and rely on Him for support, we will not be so overwhelmed. A steadfast faith and a positive attitude can certainly impact our mental and physical health and impact what our lifestyle habits and choices are.
I believe it is our habits that largely impact our health and the very quality of our lives.
Contact me at Tami@MyFathersWellness.com