How to Survive Stress (3 of 7) by Stan Coffey
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How to Survive Stress
We serve a great God, amen, great in love, great in power, great in salvation, great in strength, great in glory. This morning if you have your Bible I want to invite your attention to Proverbs 3:5 as we continue a series of messages from the Proverbs written by Solomon. And today's message is entitled "How to Survive Stress."
Parade4 Magazine not long ago there was an article about stress in America stating the terrible toll that stress is taking on our country. I heard on CNN News this morning that 75% - 90% of all visits to all doctors are for stress related symptoms. There has never been a more stressed out society and a more stressed out generation than ours. And you see it in the numbers of marriages that are breaking up, almost 50% of the marriages end in divorce. You see it in all of the broken relationships, you see it in the rebellion of children, and you see it in the absence of spirituality and the knowledge of God. Every week, 112 million people take medication for stress. And there is an answer to stress. And God deals with stress again and again in His Word. And what I want to do today is to see how God deals with stress. In John 14:27, Jesus said, "my peace I give to you. I give you my own peace and my gift is nothing like the peace of this world, don't be distressed or daunted." Jesus said peace is a gift. Peace from stress is not something you work for, it is not something we marry, it is not something we earn, it is not something we learn, but peace is a gift from the Lord Jesus Christ. He said, my own peace I give to you. And he said I give to you a peace that is different than anything the world knows.
So I am talking about the supernatural peace of God. In 3500 years, we have only had 286 years of peace. This world knows nothing much about peace. And there is a conflict that is going on in your heart today. And i ...
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