“The Stress Cure” by Linda Evans Shepherd is a book that I read and reviewed in October 2014. This is a profound book that touched me deeply. I felt that I needed not just to read the book again, but to really give it my attention and let it work to soothe me in the craziness of all that is going on around here. For that reason, I added this book to my Second Read List for 2015.
With two head-strong, unbelieving, adult step-children, there is never a shortage of drama. Lately however, the level of crazy has gone to a whole new level. One that I didn’t think was possible. Most days, I don’t want to answer the phone and consider running away as a viable option.
So the other day as I was flipping through the pages of this book, I can upon this prayer:
Dear Lord, Please forgive me for allowing my circumstance to overwhelm me instead of trusting in You. I close all the doors I have opened to the enemy in this area. In addition, I cancel any plans the enemy has for my life. I cast out any power of influence from any evil spirit trying to overwhelm me. I pray this in the power of the name and blood of Jesus I exchange the enemy’s work for God’s peace. Send the river of Your peace not only to me, but also to those overwhelmed by the same influences and circumstances. I pray this also in the power of the name and blood of Jesus! (The Stress Cure – page 45)
So tonight and this weekend, I am going to be terribly selfish. I am going to lock the doors, and turn off my phone. There truly is a finite level of crazy that I can absorb… and I’m there. It’s time for me to spend some time with my Savior. It’s time that I bring Him my hurts and pains… and leave them there at the cross.
If you sometimes feel like life is running you over, I urge you to pick up this book. Read and study it along with me. You won’t be disappointed.
Below is the link to the original review that I wrote for this book. You’ll also find a link to purchase the book there as well.