Sunday, October 16, 2011

Letting go of Worry

As a woman, worry comes very naturally, but God doesn't intend for us to worry about finances, jobs, health, relationships, money, children or anything else. I especially have been worried about health and finances. If I am honest, I think one in my situation would be worried too, but God is the one who will provide as long as  I trust.

In Dr. Linda Mintle's book "Letting go of Worry God's Plan for Finding Peace and Contentment", she gives practical advice on topics including health, job, money, relationships and offers how to have peace in these areas.

The chapter I related to was on money and how we often worry about not having enough or having the un-planned expense. I am a huge finanical planner.. When I say I am a planner, I have specific money budgeted for emergencies, but if you have been reading my blog the last three months, you know that my emergency fund has been depleted and in the process of trying to be re-build, it has been depleted again, again and again. Even being a planner cannot stop the worry. Instead of worrying, I need to trust that God will provide, I have done the best I can and everything else will just work out because worry does not add any days to my life.

One other chapter I enjoyed was about the physical effects worry has on our bodies physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In this chapter, Linda gives many practical tips on how to relive and reduce worry on our physical bodies. I was amazed to read how much worry can physically affect so many parts of our bodies. This book is a great resource to have on your book shelf.

You don't need to read it cover to cover, ( I recommend doing so) but it is a great reference and has many chapters that you could pick up and read in how to deal with worry in certain situations. To find out more about Dr. Linda Mintle go here.

Enjoy a life free from worry and learn to embrace the challenges we face.

This book was provided to me from Harvest House Publishers. They did not compensate me for a positive review.

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