“As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.” Psalms 119:143 NLT
How do you handle stress in your life?
The psalmist says that He leans on instruction from the Lord. As a matter of fact, he implies the greater the pressure and stress, the greater joy he finds in following the Lord's commands. In other words, God has got the answers to whatever you may be stressing over.
Joy in the midst of stress comes when you realize that whatever burden is creating the stress in your life can be given to the Lord.
“Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” Psalms 55:22 NLT
This is just one of many commands that God provides to us through His word that offers comfort in stressful times.
The more we know of the Lord's instructions, the better we are equipped to deal the pressure and stress of life.
“Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.” Psalms 1:1-2 NLT
The ultimate stress relief - Delight in the law of the LORD.
Bro. Joe Metts