God’s Guarantee to Be Stress-Free
By Rick Warren
“If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand” (Philippians 4:7 TLB).
Americans are more stressed than ever. A 2017 American Psychological Association “Stress in America Survey” showed that those polled were more stressed about the country’s future than at any time in the survey’s 10-year history.
And our stress is deadly. As of June 2018, suicide rates in the US are up 30 percent since 1999.
If we’ve ever needed God’s stress-free guarantee, it’s today.
This isn’t a stress guarantee from a doctor. It’s not a guarantee from a pharmaceutical company.
It’s so much better. It’s a guarantee from the Creator of the universe.
Wouldn’t you like to have your thoughts be quiet and your heart at rest as you trust in Jesus?
Imagine you’re in a situation where you have no logical reason to be at peace—but you are.
Sounds pretty good, right?
That’s God’s guarantee. That’s God’s promise.
There are more than 5,000 promises in the Bible, and every one of them has a premise. Every promise has a premise.
There is a premise behind God’s stress guarantee, too. The verse from Philippians 4 begins with, “If you do this.”
Over the next few devotionals, I’ll describe what God means—the things he wants us to do.
But let this sink in a bit. It is possible to “experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.”
Stress doesn’t have to win. Anxiety doesn’t need to control you.
There is hope.
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