With all the stress we face, worry seems like a given. Even though we are warned against it many times in the Bible, we still suffer from it. Reading Bible passages about God meeting our needs to often turns into an empty ritual. However, there is a way that we can take comfort in God’s promises. Dr. Winfred Neely shows us that way in How to Overcome Worry.
As Dr. Neely writes, “The words of Scripture have penetrated the collective mind of the Western world for the last 2000 years and, as a result, their original and startlingly subversive power may be lost on us.” As many times as we’ve heard the verses that deal with worry, we can tend to nod along but not take them to heart. Focusing mainly on Philippians 4:6-7, Dr. Neely breaks down God’s promise to care for us, and never leave us. He shows what those verses say, and what that means for us. Dr. Neely also provides practical steps to apply Bible verses through prayer.
How to Overcome Worry is easy to read and understand. Though it is not a long book, there is plenty of information in it. No matter where you are in life, or how long you have been a Christian, this book can help you better understand how to keep worry from bogging you down.
I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for this honest review.