Jodi Carlisle delivers
a persuasive narration of Meyer’s current title Worry
Free Living. Worry Free Living is a lesson in trading
anxiety for peace.
such as thing as a worry free life? It seems like we conquer
one anxiety and another rises up. Worry Free Living defined
anxiety for me, helped me recognize the symptoms and how to
react when it happens. I listened to the audio version more
than once, then I finally bought the book. I tagged passages
in it, and underlined promises and teachings as reminders.
Two things stuck with me in the first read: Joyce explaining
“anxiety is the way we feel when we mentally check out
of where we are and start thinking about the aspects of the
past or future.” She tells us God wants mature Believers
to be “now” people; focusing on and living in
the present. Another is the section explaining the two covenants
– the old covenant (of works) vs the new covenant (of
Grace). She explains which one is meant for today’s
Believers and how best to keep his covenant. The book is split
up in five parts: Choose Peace, Lean on the Lord, Rest in
God, Trust God’s plan, Cast Your Cares, and each part
has 4-5 chapters. The Conclusion is full of Scriptures Believers
should keep close at hand. Because it’s a small book
one might think it’s a quick easy read, but it isn’t.
It’s actually a powerful teaching you’ll want
to return again and again.
Free Living is a notable teaching on stress. I recommend
pairing it with Meyer’s Overload.