Too Blessed to Be Stressed

Psalm 37

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Reference: Psalm 37

Few things are as debilitating as worry; it will take the blue out of your sky and the joy out of your heart. Psalm 37 explains why it is important to know we are too blessed to be stressed.

First, we must trust in the Lord when resources vanish.

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness” (Psalm 37:3).

Sometimes, God will put us in a place where we don’t have any option other than to trust in Him. When we don’t have anywhere else to go but to the Lord, we will learn that Jesus is all we need. He is enough. He has promised to meet our needs, if only we will seek Him first. (See Matthew 6:33.)

Second, we must delight in the Lord when dreams dissolve.

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).

If we put our joy in our finances, circumstances, or other people, it can be threatened. These things can go away in an instant. But when our source of joy is in the Lord, it cannot be threatened. We will find that the innermost needs of our hearts are met.

Adrian Rogers says, “You want to know everything you have that really counts? You add up everything you have that money can’t buy and death can’t take away.”

Third, we must commit our ways to the Lord when our lifestyle is threatened.

“Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass” (Psalm 37:5).

Lifestyles are bound to change throughout our lifetimes, based on our ways of life, our reputations, and our careers.

Our standard of living may change, but our standard of life never changes. We will find that when we give everything to Him in total trust, our worries decrease significantly.

Finally, we must rest in the Lord when God seems slow to act.

“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him...” (Psalm 37:7). Here, rest means to be silent before the Lord, waiting patiently for Him to act. Patience comes once we’ve learned to commit, delight, and trust.

Apply it to your life

Have you learned to commit, delight, trust, and rest before the Lord? Consider Psalm 37 today, and pray that God would begin to work in your heart.