Have you ever had a stress fracture? Stress fractures are common in athletes. They come about when the shock and strains of playing game after game create microscopic cracks in the outer layer of the bone. They are quite painful. Most of us have not had bone stress fractures, but we all know the stress fractures of the soul and spirit that have come from the shocks and strains of living. Life is full of stress fractures. Worries, fears, sickness, demanding bosses, deadlines, dead end jobs, money shortages, marriage messes, family strains, job losses, deaths, and health concerns are just a few of the stressors. We take medicine for physical ailments. Is there any medicine for spirit fractures? There is! It is the 23rd Psalm. Begin today to read and commit to memory Psalm 23. The next time you begin to feel the pain of stress, step back, get quiet, and say the 23rd Psalm. You will find that there is peace beside the still waters.
– Dr. Tim Thompson