Good morning my fellow saint. Just a reminder to please pray for Emma (Brenda's niece) who is still in the hospital and not improving. Please uphold Emma's family as they face this time of crisis.
Prov. 27:3 "A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but the resentment caused by a fool is even heavier."
Have you ever been around someone who is caustic, provocative, or harsh to you & everyone who comes his or her way? This the type of pressure that Solomon is talking about, here in this verse. The end result to this constant stress is so intense that you feel burdened down, almost like you have been carrying around a huge bolder or a 50lb bag of sand.
1 Sam. 16:23 talks about that sort of oppression; "And it came to pass, when the evil spirit was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand so Saul was refreshed... "
Evidently this very struggle that young David was faced with in dealing with King Saul, that is spoken of here. David must have warned Solomon of these times when outside pressures of leadership can so easily press in on you. But we should just as David did, rather than focusing our feelings in on others, rather we should turn our voice to God in prayer, lament, disappointment, possibly, in song or music as David for Saul. Maybe even in music lead by others.
Have you ever found yourself striking out at others who have been well meaning friends, when it is the circumstances that is bringing frustration to you? The solution is to go to the Father, for he only can bring refreshment & peace.
So Go With God cover your struggle with prayer, singing, praise and He will in time change your emotions from frustration & irritation to peace, praise, and thanksgiving. He will show you a way out. Resist the temptation to strike out and rather go humbly, meekly to the Father and He will will bring refreshment to your weary soul. Jesus spoke of this in Matt. 11:26 "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."
Jesus of all pepole understood struggle, even unto death, so go to Him, for there You will find rest.