Book of the Month Secondary Story

November Book of the Month

Jesus Calling

Sarah Young

384 pages, 2004

Do you sit and think about tomorrow, or the next day, or the next week, trying to figure out how things will go?  Do you try to find solutions to every possible problem that may arise?  How does that make you feel?  We live in a society where careful planning and preparedness is respected and honored, so it is hard to refrain from trying to keep everything in control and obsessing about every minute detail.  Don’t try to do it all by yourself!  This is one recurring theme in this daily devotional.  A recent entry states, “You will not find My peace by engaging in excessive planning, attempting to control what will happen to you in the future.”  Instead, we are to, “Commit everything to My care.”

There are so many entries in this devotional that speak directly to core issues many of us deal with, including worry, anxiety and discouragement.  The peace many of us seek is promised to us if we trust in Him, and if you are like me, you need daily reminders of this.