It drives me nuts!

Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.

I don’t get stressed too often.
But when I do, man…

My shoulders get tense.
My head hurts.
I get really warm.
My neck gets stiff.
And my attitude gets… well… chippy.

You ever get that way, or know someone that does?

I get a little short about things that normally are not that big of a deal.
I get frustrated.
I drive my car faster.
I turn my music up — which is usually some sort of rock or techno, or super dramatic movie score…

Lately it’s been the soundtrack to TRON: Legacy by Daft Punk; which is a combo techno-score!
I’ve been listing to that a lot because 1) it’s really good, but also, 2) I’ve been noticing that the stress level has been higher.

As times get busy, and projects pile up, and time grows shorter and shorter, the stress level can kick into fifth gear.

Thankfully, I can turn to the Lord for all that I need to deal with the stress.

Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
Psalm 55:22

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.
2 Corinthians 4:8

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:4-9

Another thing that helps is getting alone… like, at the beach!
I love going to the beach to chill and unstress.

So, for those that sometimes get the poopy Steve… the one that is acting uncharacteristically like a snappy, unhappy idiot…

Just remind me to “keep putting into practice all that I have learned“! 🙂


  • Do you ever get stressed?
  • How do you handle it?
  • Do you often have to apologize for your attitude to others?
  • What is something you have learned to handle stress?

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