Are You Trusting God to Provide?

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"Since he did not spare even his own Son for us but gave him up for us all, won't he also surely give us everything else?" (Rom. 8:32, NLT).

The major cause of stress in your life is worry. You worry because you wonder if you will have what you need when you need it.

If you want a cure for stress, you need to learn to turn to God to meet your needs.

Some people find their security in their job. But when they lose their job, they lose their peace of mind.

Others put their security in their marriage. But when their spouse dies or they go through a divorce, they ask, "Who am I? What is my identity?"

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Or maybe they put their security in their money. But when the money's gone, they lose their sense of self-worth.

Why would you put your security in anything that can be taken from you? You can lose your job, your health, your reputation, your spouse and even your mind. But you cannot lose your relationship with Christ.

When you put your security in that promise, you can trust God to meet all your needs.

If God loved you enough to send Jesus Christ to die on the cross, don't you think He loves you enough to take care of every other need in your life? Yes, of course he does!

God is going to provide. He's going to take care of you. That's a promise. Instead of stressing out, look to Him to meet all your needs.

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Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church, one of America's largest and most influential churches. He is the author of the New York Times' bestseller The Purpose Driven Life. His book The Purpose Driven Church was named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th century. Pastor Rick started The PEACE Plan to show the local church how God works through ordinary people to address the five global giants of spiritual emptiness, self-serving leadership, poverty, disease and illiteracy. You can listen to Daily Hope, Pastor Rick's daily 25-minute audio teaching, or sign up for his free daily devotionals at PastorRick.com. He is also the founder of Pastors.com, a global online community created to encourage pastors.

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