All of us live with different worries everyday. But as most christians will soon discover, Jesus calls us not to worry about tomorrow for today has enough trouble of its own. So how can a christian live out Jesus’s word faithfully? Timothy Lane has written a book that helps to address this.
First, Lane defines the term worry for the readers. He shows the readers that worrying within the bible often talks about a mind that is distracted to the point that it is overly-concern about the issue. Next, Lane takes the readers through 3 time zones where we often find ourselves worrying about — the past, the present and the future.
Lane shows the readers that in Christ, our past can no longer condemn us. In the midst of our struggles with anxiety, it important to constantly find ourselves bringing our sorrows to God, bring to mind His wondrous works in redeeming us, and also to find encouragement and support within the community.
Lastly, Lane gives us practical steps that we can take to help us be less anxious. This includes cultivating a heart of thanksgiving, constant self-examination and working out the issues. Lane also raises truths that helps christians think through about their anxiety, for example, Lane shows how the book of James reminds the readers that our life is short and unpredictable, and it is only when we begin that realise that the world rest on the God for whom life is neither short nor unpredictable, can we find solace.
The book is filled with biblical truths that really aims to help christians deal with their anxiety, be it if you struggle with Generalised Anxiety Disorder or PTSD, Lane is able to help you do these issues biblically. I highly recommend anyone struggling with anxiety to read this book and to see how God and Christ can help you in your struggles.
Rating: 4.25 / 5
Disclaimer: I was given this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.