“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23)
The alarm rings in a new set of circumstances each day. When life is overwhelming, fear and anxiety threaten to move in and camp out in the corners of our minds. But John wrote, “There is no fear in love” (1 John 4:18). Paul wrote to Timothy, “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-disciple” (2 Timothy 1:7). The prophet Isaiah said, “say to those with fearful hearts, ‘Be strong, do not fear; your God will come …” And Paul wrote to the Philippians, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”(Philippians 4:6-7).
When life is overwhelming, re-focus on who God is, and Whose we are, as the day begins. Each morning, when we meet our Heavenly Father in prayer, only He knows what we will need to navigate the day ahead of us. He is faithful to provide for us and sustain us, if only we will still our souls long enough to see His hand move and hear His Truth ringing in our ears. His mercies are new every morning!
“We can practice leaning and letting for a stretch of time, but we will make these activities a lifestyle only if we deeply believe that god is good and can be trusted.” – Jenny L. Donnelly, “Still. 7 Ways to Find Calm in the Chaos.”
“Still. 7 Ways to Find Calm in the Chaos,” gives readers practical tools to use in their everyday lives. We are all prone to worry, and many of us suffer or know someone who suffers from anxiety. Donnelly, speaking from her own personal experience, is able to meet readers in the tricky pocket of worry and guide them out of it to rest. “When we mentally obsess about the future and try to live out a moment before we are in it, we anticipate what that moment might feel like without the benefit o the grace of God.” -Jenny L. Donnelly, “Still. 7 Ways to Find Calm in the Chaos.”
The eighteen chapters of the book are sectioned into three parts, “The Search for Rest,” “Seven Ways to Rest,” and “Rest is a Position.” Each chapter is thoughtfully laid out with Biblical principle and everyday life calls to action and application. Donnelly thoughtfully and thoroughly defines the root of the problems of unrest, and gently teaches from Scriptural truths. “We can’t use today’s grace for tomorrow’s race.”-Jenny L. Donnelly, “Still. 7 Ways to Find Calm in the Chaos.”
I highly recommend this book. Much of my copy is highlighted, earmarked, and has been shared with friends and family! “Still” will convict readers to the core! When a book meets me in a pocket where I struggle, I am so grateful! This is one of those books.
(I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.)