Feeling weary, worn out, and exhausted? Is your mental hamster wheel of worry constantly spinning things around? Do you spend sleepless nights tossing and turning while you visualize possible solutions? Do you often jump to the worst case scenario when confronted with challenges? Life is certainly so very, very uncertain! Think about how God repeatedly uses imperfect people that we can all relate to. Moses, Rahab and David each missed the mark of perfection multiple times. Rahab a prostitute living in Jericho harbored two spies in her house. Rahab’s had good reason to worry about what the king of Jericho might do for her treason. Before the hidden spies lay down for the night, Rahab went up on the roof and said “I know that the Lord has given you this land and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you… this bold prostitute begged “please swear to me by the Lord that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you.” Joshua 2 By her faith in God her whole family was protected. If worry is wearing you out, the good news is that Barb Roose gives her readers a treasure chest of effective tools to stop the frenzied worry cycle. As a woman of faith, Barb shares how she overcame her personal struggle with worry. Turning off world news is one way to lessen the anxiety, but what else can one do? To not worship the chaos of our circumstances, Barb directs us to the One who can do something about our worrisome circumstances. Take time to receive valuable coaching. Take a step towards the life we all crave, a life with less worry! Grab your Bible and read the account of Joshua, then bust open Barb’s book “”Winning the Worry Battle”. She masterfully guides us to combine our faith with tools that adjust us out of worry and into worship. A group of ten women gather round this book each week and the transparent fellowship gives us all strength!
Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author who is passionate about connecting women to one another and to God. Barb comebines inspiration, humor, and personal stories that resonate across all ages. “Winning the Worry Battle” was inspired by the Book of Joshua. Often times in this hectic life we just want to push the pause button. Instead of crouching in fear, we want to fight in faith and cross the finish line victoriously. For all of us, our days are truly numbered. This book challenges us to challenge ourselves to trust God in all things, in all ways. We can look back in the rear view mirror and remember how God was faithful when we had little faith. If we feel as though our feet are stuck in the sand, we can invite the mighty wave of God’s Holy Spirit to wash under our feet and allow ourselves to fall into the ocean of His love. His infinite capacity to take care of it all depends on our choice to allow Him to work in us. We are told to HOLD onto to the faith we have. How do we hold onto something invisible? Everyone has faith, even those who think they do not believe in God, they have faith for their next breath, they have faith that the sun will rise, and that if the wind blows, the trees sway. If we flip a light switch, is not our space illuminated? Flipping the switch is an act of faith. Communing with God is an act of faith while trusting that the Word of God is faithful. “I will never depart from you or abandon you” We believe by faith that we are never alone, and we trust He is always at work in us and through us. His Grace, Mercy, Forgiveness, Salvation and Love. God Almighty moves in the realm of right here and right now. In the end Joshua gives all glory to God for all the victories. “It was the Lord our God himself who brought us and our parents up out of Egypt, from that land of slavery, and performed those great signs before our eyes. He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we traveled.” Joshua 24:17 Look back and reflect on the times that God brought you through a worrisome time. How has God protected you? Allow Him to free you from your slavery of worry and REJOICE in His faithfulness!
“Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. Just as we fully obeyed Moses, so we will obey you. Only may the Lord your God be with you as he was with Moses. Whoever rebels against your word and does not obey it, whatever you may command them, will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous!” Joshua 1:16-18
“Winning the Battle of Worry” is based on the book of Joshua. Click link for a quick summary of Joshua
“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51″12