Are You Lashing Out Like A Cornered Animal?
One of my favorite activities is to study an animal and its ecosystem and try to locate and eventually capture said animal. Often I will back an animal, like a snake or a rat, into a corner and if I don’t act quickly while trying to capture it I can find myself on the receiving end of angry teeth. Biologically animals (and humans) are designed with a mechanism that enables them to react with either fight or flight.
When animals are put into a stressful situation that fight or flight mechanism takes over and they either flee or stay and address the aggressor. I find myself being stressed out all too often and reacting out of a fight or flight mindset more than I would like to admit. Psalm 55:22 says “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Next time you feel that surging of adrenaline that signifies the oncoming reaction to stress and you feel like fighting or fleeing from the situation remember that Jesus overcame the world and as you accept him you take on his righteousness (Romans 3:22). So tell God about your problem and he won’t let you be shaken. Are you lashing out like a cornered animal?
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