The Source of Stress
May 15 | Taken from a message by Adrian Rogers
God wants His sheep to learn how to get quiet, to lie down in green pastures, and to drink from still waters. Do you know the reason why we are stressed? Because we think our needs are not going to be met.
Jesus said, "Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? . . . But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:25-26, 33).
What do people worry about? Food, clothing, shelter. Jesus said we're not to worry about these things. Now, He didn't say these things were not important. But He said these things don't take significance until your deepest needs are met. You are to find your satisfaction in Him. If you don't find your satisfaction in Him, you're going to be stressed.