Psalm 23, The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, 3He refreshes my soul.  He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake. 4Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Yesterday, I read Psalm 23 to you and said I would give you four keys this week that will help you move from being stressed to blessed in life!

 Key #1 to moving from being stressed to being blessed is: “You must look to God to meet all your needs!”

Stress comes when we look to others to meet our needs instead of seeking God. One way that we know if we are trusting others instead of God is when we WORRY.  Psalm 23 clearly states, “The Lord is my shepherd, therefore I lack nothing.” In other words, the first step in moving from being stressed to blessed is to stop worrying and start trusting God to provide you with what you need.

Now be careful; that verse does not promise that God will give you everything you want. Especially those things you want that are not good for you. God simply won’t give you something that is bad for you in the long run, but He will give you everything you need.

So, stop worrying!  Start trusting, and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton

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