Monday, June 6, 2011

Do You Have Enough Resources?

     What do you think of when you hear the word ‘stress’? Stress is an epidemic in the world in which we live. It is destroying people’s spiritual, physical, and emotional health. Anti-depressants are one of the most prescribe prescriptions today. Many of our health issues are related to the effects stress has on our bodies.
      I once attended a health conference on stress. The doctor who was leading the conference made a statement that continues to echo in my head. She gave the definition for stress as "a response the body does when we believe that we lack the resources needed for the situation".
     Wow, from a Christian perspective, how can we ever believe that we do not have the resources needed when we have Jesus? We have every resource we need in Jesus for all situations. We need nothing else. So, why do we as a follower of Jesus ever stress out?
     How is your stress level? Do you feel you have all the resources you need for every situation having Jesus? If so, then why do you stress? You can learn to trust what you have in Jesus or you can continue to let stress reek havoc in your life! What is it going to be?

Just think—you don’t need a thing, you’ve got it all! All God’s gifts are right in front of you as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene for the Finale. And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus.
 1Corinthians 1:7-8


jamie said...

WOW- He is amazing... As I continue to stress out about the situation with Abbye's dad, I realized I haven't fully given it to Him. Praise Jesus, for letting us see Him even if we are late.

Steph said...

If we stress it is almost saying that He falls short and isn't enough when He is EVERYTHING we need. His love amazes me all the time.

Steph said...

Stress....I have had a lot of it lately. I need the reminder that I need to give it all to Him and let Him lead me.