Inside Out: Defeating Worry

07.18.18 | Martha Manikas-Foster

We worry. We worry about the direction the country is heading, the choices our children make, and the stability of our jobs. Some of us are always unsettled, stressed about the future and anxious about what might happen in the lives of people we love.    

Some of us practically binge watch our worst fears in our heads. 

“I like to characterize it like “Worryflix,” says Barb Roose. “We’ve got Netflix the streaming media that allows us to watch show after show after show. Well, worry is when we’re watching worst case scenario after worst case scenario in our minds.” 

Roose is a reformed worrier, and her new book is titled “Winning the Worry Battle: Life Lessons from the Book of Joshua.” She wants to help people stop torturing themselves. 

“We’re creating these stories in our minds of the people that we love and the things that we care about and we see those things either being destroyed or being taken from us.” she says. “And those thoughts—those mental movies—are disturbing. That’s what causes our stressed-out days and sleepless nights.” 

But we can win this battle, she says. 

Click on LISTEN or DOWNLOAD above to listen to our 10-minute conversation about worry, God, and how prayer is only one of the gifts He gives us to battle worry. 

Learn more about Barb Roose.

 

Learn more about her book, “Winning the Worry Battle: Life Lessons from the Book of Joshua.”

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on 07.18.18 Deb commented

Thank you- Every time I think I have won against the cycle of worry. Hello----- back again.

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