Stress and the Inner Battle vs. the Inner Peace

Aaron Joseph Hall
5 min readMay 7, 2023

Do you ever find yourself screaming inside your head? The kids are fighting. The dog is barking. And the house is a mess.

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Do you ever find yourself screaming inside your head? The kids are fighting. The dog is barking. And the house is a mess. To top it all off-you’re expecting company over within the next thirty minutes! That sounds like a recipe for disaster, right?

Welcome to my house on more occasions than once!

I want to talk about stress and the inner battle vs. the inner Peace.

We all get stressed. That’s no secret. But we all get stressed at different times and for different reasons, right?

I love what GotQuestions.org says, “The dictionary defines stress as “physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension.” Some stress is necessary and even good-such as the physical strain we put on our muscles in order to make them stronger. But when we talk about “stress,” we are usually referring to excessive or negative mental or emotional strain or tension. While “stress” is not specifically mentioned in the Bible, Scripture does speak to things such as anxiety, worry, and trouble-things we often associate with stress-and gives us clear answers on how we should deal with them.”

When the house is loud, the kids are fighting, and everything is a mess, stress can rise to the surface and cause several outcomes:

In those moments of stress and loudness, I have found the only solution that works for me is to remove myself from the situation and go and be with Jesus.

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

- Matthew 11:28–30

Only Jesus can give us the rest our souls need- especially as parents. Find that rest today — make it a priority — and you’ll find yourself more relaxed, refreshed, and less likely to have an…

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Aaron Joseph Hall

I’m Aaron! I'm a Christian, husband, dad, & writer from South Florida. Read my writing: https://www.growingintruthdaily.org/