Now there's nothing wrong with working hard and striving to be successful in life, but stress is not something that God intended for us to have dominate our lives. Even in those instances in which the stress originates from things outside of our control (financial troubles, illness), it does not have to overwhelm us with anxiety.
In our next passage from Paul's letter to the Jesus-followers in the Greek city of Philippi, he tells his friends, "Don't be anxious about anything." What? How can anyone follow those instructions? Fortunately, Paul goes on to tell us how to let go of anxiety and live in the peace that God desires for us and intends for us to experience. That's what we'll be talking about this Sunday, August 16th. I hope you'll be able to join us!
Church Picnic this Sunday!
This would also be a great opportunity to invite a friend to church!