How to Overcome Worry
This is a sponsored conversation written in partnership with Moody Publishers. I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book to facilitate my review. Opinions are 100% my own. No other compensation was received.
A few weeks ago, I was lying in my bed unable to sleep. No mater how hard I tried, I couldn’t turn off my anxious mind. I was literally worrying because I couldn’t remember what I was supposed to be worrying about. There’s a word for that – lunacy.
Worry is a takeover emotion. It’s cancerous – invading every last bit of our mind, and spilling over into our behaviors, relationships, choices, and ideology.
Here’s the thing I think we overlook – worry isn’t just an emotional issue – it’s a sin issue. To be honest, worry is probably the sin I struggle with the most. I don’t want to accept it as “part of my personality” or write it off as a “quirk” or disguise it behind a cute word like “fretting.” When I choose to worry, I’m doubting God and His sovereignty. I’m doubting His plan. I’m doubting His timing. I’m basically saying, “God, I don’t trust you.”
Here’s the thing, I rarely work for books anymore. In the beginning days of the blog, I’d take every review I was offered. I’m much more selective now. However, once in awhile a title will just scream – “Bekki, you NEED to read me!!!” When I say this title become available for review, I knew I had to read it – knowing it would speak into my life. And if you’re also prone to worry – you need to read it too.
Read that title – “How to Overcome Worry: Experiencing the Peace of God in Every Situation.” Isn’t that an incredible thing to think about….that we can actually have that peace if we are willing to surrender our thoughts to the Lord? It blows me away.
Though short and easy-to-read, Dr. Winfred Neely has managed to saturate the pages of his book with truth. Using ideas and principles clearly laid out in God’s Word, Dr. Neely provides a straightforward and scriptural approach for dealing with the problem of worry. His advice is direct – but always backed up by Scripture. The reader is continually pointed back to the Lord – not towards self. This is anything but a “self-help” book….it’s a “with God’s help” book!
In the book, Dr. Neely encourages those who battle with worry and anxiety to turn to prayer – and to anticipate a response! This type of prayer-life results in the peace we are all so desperately craving. He writes, “Peace in the midst of life’s difficulties is the direct result of grateful, faith-based praying.” When we direct our eyes upward instead of inward and start to trust God – we’re able to experience that peace that passes understanding. (And isn’t that what we all want? Doesn’t that sound so much more inviting than a head full of worry?!)
Packed with memorable “gems” and words of wisdom, your copy of this book will likely be underlined, highlighted, dog-eared, and read many times over. Don’t miss the resources the author has included in the back of the book – including scripture that deals with worry and terrific discussion questions.
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I highly encourage you to read this book and discover that God has something better for you than a life filled with worry.