The Storm Inside: Trade the Chaos of How You Feel for the Truth of Who You Are
Bestselling author Sheila Walsh has penned yet another fabulous reminder to women that no matter how one’s emotions play with one’s mind, it is who we are that matters, not how we feel at any given moment. Walsh’s own story of a depression that sent her voluntarily to a psychiatric hospital many years ago while she was still co-hosting “The 700 Club” is well known by evangelical readers worldwide. Since that desperate season of her life, she has made it her mission to communicate hope and healing to women throughout the globe.
Walsh’s works always include pieces of her personal history and story that necessarily help readers to trust her wise words of counsel. Within the pages of THE STORM INSIDE, Walsh hits upon a sensitive topic that many Christ followers attempt to keep hidden from the world (and often themselves) as they battle ongoing inner attacks that accuse, shame, deceive and discourage them. It is Walsh’s determined purpose to equip women to fight back against these voices of deception that cripple females from achieving the work that God has for them. Feelings are indeed powerful forces that can either serve to bless a woman’s life or render her ineffective, defeated and downtrodden.
"This book is the cure to every ill feeling that hurts rather than heals a woman from the inside out. Walsh offers readers 10 robust chapters of solid biblical counsel, countless real-life stories of women who have combated their own “private storm inside..."
This book is the cure to every ill feeling that hurts rather than heals a woman from the inside out. Walsh offers readers 10 robust chapters of solid biblical counsel, countless real-life stories of women who have combated their own “private storm inside,” essays that speak to each chapter topic, and closes with practical steps to standing through your storm, along with a closing prayer. Readers will discover substantial help and biblically based solutions on these subjects relating to the storms every woman must face down: from heartbreak to strength; disappointment to hope; unforgiveness to freedom; shame to love; regret to rest; fear to joy; insecurity to confidence; insignificance to courage; despair to faith; and rage to restoration.
After reaching more than five million women through her speaking ministry, Walsh felt compelled to address the issues that are common to all women, no matter their background, age, or socioeconomic standing. Through her research, she noted that women continually felt the storm within on these specific areas: heartache, disappointment, fear, bitterness, unforgiveness, anger, regret, abandonment, shame and insecurity. For every woman who suffers silently and mistakenly believes she is alone in her struggle, Walsh’s work answers back with a very different truth: God’s truth.
Only through a consistent (and continual) study of God’s Word can women understand who they are in Christ and how they can be set free from sin (from damaging memories, emotions, and every regret known to women). As Walsh would say, study and know HIM who is faithful and let emotions take a backseat to this powerful knowledge.
Reviewed by Michele Howe on February 19, 2014