Pastor Mark's Newsletter (February 2017)

What are you worried about?  What keeps you up at night tossing and turning in the bed?  Are you aware that worry is hazardous to your health, not to mention your facial countenance?

The apostle Paul tells us “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NLT). 

You may be thinking, “Well, I don’t worry, I just have cause for concerns.” And while there is merit in that statement, because concern is different from worry, most of the time what we consider “concern” is really worry in disguise. And we are in denial, yet the effects of worry are taking its affect on us.

Worry is telling God that you can’t trust Him; that He can’t take care of the situation or the circumstances. Ah, but He can.

For the next several weeks at Thomas Terrace, we are going to be looking at God’s cure for worry through the book of Habakkuk, a small book in the minor prophets, yet a powerful challenge to turn worry into worship, as Warren Weirsbe coins it. So beginning this Sunday, February 5, I will begin this new series at 10:30 a.m.

Also, if you are not able to attend, you may watch our live stream of the message on our Facebook page.  Click here to “like” our page. 

Yours for a thriving faith in 2017!