John Bradshaw - It Will Keep You
A recent Harris Poll found that most Americans report overwhelming stress. People surveyed were dealing at the time with the hangover from the pandemic, financial concerns, and even the war in Ukraine. The survey found that financial stress is now higher than it has been in years.
The American psychological association says stress and mental health statistics are worsening, and that the stress level of Americans is rapidly rising. But six thousand years ago God built something into the human experience as a safeguard against the stresses of modern life. He said, "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy," Exodus 20:8.
God was building a release valve into life itself. There are good practical reasons to keep the sabbath in terms of relationships and mental health, and more, including managing stress. As you keep the sabbath, the sabbath will keep you. I'm John Bradshaw, for It Is Written.