Monday, February 5, 2018

Review: In the Middle of the Mess by:Sheila Walsh

 In the Middle of the Mess: Strength for This Beautiful, Broken Life
About the Book:
How do you turn your struggles into strengths? Beloved Bible teacher Sheila Walsh teaches readers how the daily spiritual practices of confession, meditation on God’s Word, and prayer result in fresh freedom in Christ.

In her long-awaited new book, Sheila Walsh equips women with a practical method for connecting with God’s strength in the midst of struggle. From daily frustrations that can feel like overwhelming obstacles to hard challenges that turn into rock-bottom crises, women will find the means to equip themselves for standing strong with God. Using the spiritual applications of confession, prayer, and meditation on Scripture to form a daily connection to Jesus, women will learn how to experience new joy as a child of God who is fully known, fully loved, and fully accepted.

In In the Middle of the Mess, Walsh reveals the hardened defenses that kept her from allowing God into her deepest hurts and shares how entering into a safe place with God and practicing this daily connection with him have saved her from the devil’s prowling attacks. Though we will never be completely “fixed” on earth, we are continually held by Jesus, whatever our circumstances.


My Review:
 There is an old adage I heard one--don't know who said it but it goes like this--God will meet you in the middle of your mess. This book by Sheila Walsh describes just that. She, like many of us have a life that could be considered a mess by some but completely a mess is how she describes it. God meets us in those dark and scary places to deliver us from horrors that most of us can only imagine.

 These so called horrors are nothing to Him but to us they are everything. The grip us and stir us like nothing else can or will. Once taken under by them many of us find it hard to get back to the surface. Sheila has had a hard life but she shares with us how God met her in the middle of it to life her out to safety, like only He can.

 A great look into the life of the author as she discusses her battles with depression and she gives us encouragement to keep going and letting God take over.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.