Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stressed Out

         Today I thought I'd talk about stress. No, I'm not going to define stress for you. But, I'll tell you what stress is like for me. After all, student life can be stressful at times. Juggling coursework, a job and a personal life can be difficult to do, especially for five years - and believe me, it has been hard. But I'm thankful that God faithfully provides me with the best support possible. Then again, there have been times where I wanted to go back to a simpler time where I didn't have to handle so much responsibility, or deal with obstacles that try to cause me trouble.

         I guess these mixed feelings of nostalgia and insecurity is what I found to be relevant whenever I listen to "Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots. The lyrics talk about how as young adults, we are often filled with insecurities and are weary from responsibilities and debt and such that we often want to go back to when we were children and had no worries within ourselves. The rhythms and choices in instruments and techniques really bring out the ideas behind the message of nostalgia and wanting to escape the pressures of our current reality.

         Sometimes, when I'm really stressed out, I'm often reminded of what Jesus says in Matthew 11:28-30. He tells the people that anyone who is tired will be given rest when they come to him. It's nice that Jesus offers us rest when we're tired, stressed and panicking.

         If you haven't heard "Stressed Out" from Twenty One Pilots yet, I recommend that you check it out. It's a great song with relatable lyrics, and it was excellently produced. Did I forget to mention that it does a great mix of pop and hip-hop beats? You'll hear what I mean.


Stay classy, party people!