Reading a Deeper Kind of Calm, steadfast faith in the midst of adversity gave me just that, a CALM feeling. There is nothing in the world such as the feeling, I AM NOT ALONE!
Identifying a problem is one thing but understanding and accepting what happens in my life has always been the challenge. And finding a solution is what matters of course to most of us.
I knew nothing of Linda Dillow when I first agreed to review this book but it seemed to reach out and I was not disappointed.
Her book has an easy to read format for even the busiest one amongst us and her four week bible study will allow you to reflect on those ups and downs in your own life. It does not however deal with the "why is this happening to me?"
Acceptance is the beginning of the healing afterall.
In times of trial we are often reminded to have faith, to count our blessings instead of delving in our shadows.
Only a few days ago I spoke of pilgrimage and here too Linda Dillow speaks of pilgrimage as a journey to a sacred place, in this case the presence of God.
As in Psalm 84, our Valley of Weeping can become a place of blessings, our Journey can be blessed and God's presence is indeed real. Something else I learned: "As the blessing of His presence becomes mine, I can become a blessed one".
I found her writing to be at times witty, at others even sad but always honest. Her insights cannot but create a lift in your life and would be particularly good for small groups to share. We all need a friend!
Linda Dillow reminds us that "It is good to read a book or go to a retreat and hear the Word of God but transformation really comes when we get in God’s Word for ourselves."
So let's have a little faith and take a deep breath...With Him, anything is possible...
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