By: Brian Page, Senior Vice President of Advancement at Shepherds College and Halftime Alum
It’s the topic on the tips of our tongues, constantly on our minds, and greatly affecting our daily lives. And no, I’m not referring to the Transportation Security Administration.
TSA: Tension, Stress, and Anxiety.
Tension is defined as the state of being stretched tight. It is physical or emotional strain, along with worry, that makes it difficult to relax. It’s something we face daily. It is like two pulling forces, directly opposing each other, that stretch an object and try to pull it apart. Sounds kind of like our world today, doesn’t it?
Masks vs no masks.
Kids learning from home vs kids going back to school.
The Government’s laws vs the people’s rights.
Red States vs Blue States.
Black Lives Matter; Blue Lives Matter; All Lives Matter.
If you focus too much on what we see and hear on the 24-hour news cycle — regardless of your media source of choice — you will become tense, stressed and anxious.
COVID-19 (and 2020 in general!) has rocked our world. It’s made us feel like we’re stuck in a constant state of TSA — even for those of us who are followers of Christ.
But what does the Bible say about TSA?
Below are 3 timeless pieces of Scripture that offer wisdom for overcoming Tension, Stress and Anxiety: