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In the midst of life these days I consistently find myself struggling with this one thought:
“I’m not enough.”
- Not enough of a wife.
- Not enough of a mom.
- Not enough of a writer.
- Not enough of a friend.
- Not enough of a teacher.
- Not enough of an encourager.
- Just not enough …
Ever been there?
All the change in our life over the past couple of months has been unnerving for a recovering type-A girl like me. Enter, The Shelter of God’s Promises, by Sheila Walsh. This book met me just where I am right now. More than once, lately I’ve put my head in the proverbial sand and tried to wish all this change away. Of course, we all know that doesn’t work and it usually leaves us feeling even more underqualified and overwhelmed.
Sheila’s open writing and willingness to share from her own struggles and vulnerabilities is such an encouragement. My favorite quote from the book is this:
“Jesus doesn’t simply supply our daily bread. He is our daily bread.”
He speaks to me, to each of us, “I am enough.” Just the message my weary heart and tired spirit needed to hear. By the end of chapter 3, I was reminded of the truth in Philippians 4:19 – that God will provide all our needs according to His riches – and was safely tucked once again under “the shelter of God’s promises.”
The remainder of the book is just as encouraging and intentional in reminding us we can trust God at His word. If you are feeling inadequate, alone, unsure, unloved, broken, or weak … this book will speak to your heart! And if you are not dealing with any of those, this book will give you a fresh perspective for encouraging those who are.
I’m very happy to have FIVE COPIES of The Shelter of God’s Promisesto give away! In order to enter, simply leave a comment sharing a time you have felt “not enough” and how God spoke to you through that time.
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a copy of Unshakeable Faith too! And come back tomorrow for yet another great review and giveaway opportunity as review week continues! All giveaway winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 26th.
Full Disclosure: I received one copy of this book to review and five to giveaway from Thomas Nelson. The opinion is entirely my own.