I have a child who is often plagued by worry. Even worse, I find that those worries are often spilling over to me. So, when I was given the opportunity to review Worry Less So You Can Live More: Surprising, Simple Ways to Feel More Peace, Joy, and Energy by Jane Rubietta, I thought it might fit the bill as a source of encouragement for us both.
In this book, Rubietta invites you to set aside your worries about the future and take the time to delight in the Lord. After all, He has your tomorrows under control and has even given his angels charge over you to keep you safe. The covers several topics/tools that will help her readers live a life that is less filled with worry. These tools include play, nurture, memory, movement, tears, empathy, trust and anticipation as well as several others. Rubietta gives discussion questions and journaling prompts to help aid your reflection and even allow you to use this book in group discussions.
I found Rubietta’s prose to be lyrical, gentle and encouraging. Sometimes as adult Christian women, we err in that we consider that there’s something virtuous in worry, like the person who worries is the person who truly cares about a situation. Rubietta exposes these feelings and these feelings that we may not be worth all of the care of the Lord to find the heart of why we should take delight in our lives and in the joy of our relationship with God. I recommend this for all of us who struggle with worry and with the feeling that maybe we can’t trust in God. Rubietta’s gentle and lovely prose will encourage us into deeper relationship with God and into a life with less worry.
Disclaimer: I received a complementary copy of this book from Bethany House publishers.