A Practice to Overcome Worry

{We have a winner, who I will notify by email today! Thank you so much for stopping by!}

If you are joining me here today from my devotion with Proverbs 31 Ministries, The Way Out of Worry, welcome! If you haven’t had an opportunity to read about the leap of faith Greg and I took last year and a practice to overcome worry, click here.

The big financial decision we faced was Greg’s retirement. After 33 years in the corporate work setting, he believed it was time for a change. And it was!

Finances are just one of many areas where we can be tempted to worry, trying to solve the puzzle with our own wisdom. Another can be in the lives of our children. We want so much for them to know and experience the Lord and the goodness He has for them!

A Way Out of Worry

I shared in today’s devotion a practice to overcome worry of writing my prayers in a journal. I wrote a post several years ago on How to Set Up a Prayer Journal which you can find here.

In my journal today, I write out my prayers in black ink. When Father answers those prayers, I write His answers in red. At times when worry is heavy, whether that is finances, our children, or many of the other concerns we can have, I can look back at all those red-lettered entries. They remind me that Father is for us, He’s got us and we can trust Him!

Today, I’m giving away a bundle to help the winner take God’s way out of worry! This bundle includes a journal and three new books too!:

One winner will receive:

  1. A beautiful Ecc. 3:11 Journal to begin writing out your prayers and God’s answers too!
  1. Managing Your Emojis, is mine and Michelle Nietert’s book for kids ages 8-12 years old.
  1. God, I Feel Scared, Michelle Nietert and Tama Fortner’s newest book for children ages 4-8 years

4. Praying for Your Child from Head to Toe, Sharon Jayne’s newest book

Just fill in your name for a chance to win! I’ll post the winner this Sunday and also notify you by email. I can’t wait to see who wins this bundle!

(When you sign up to enter, you’ll be added to my email list and will receive regular emails. We take care of your data in accordance with our privacy policy and you are free to unsubscribe at any time. I won’t fill up your box with tons of emails.  Just share now and then content to keep you building your confidence on Christ!)





  1. Rhonda Bopp says:

    Love to read your devos on Proverbs 31! Thank you for the opportunity to win this bundle and to receive your emails.
    I look forward to learning more!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Thank you so much for your encouragement, Rhonda, and thank you for signing up for a chance to win. 🙂

  2. Joanna Lael says:

    Wonderful devotional!
    God is reminded me today twice that I should not worry ! Praise God !

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      May our praise and thanksgiving replace our worry today, Joanna!

  3. Hi Lynn,

    I’m really excited about the chance to receive this beautiful Ecc. 3:11 Journal. I’m constantly juggling between studies and the pursuit of my faith. This journal would be a perfect companion for me to reflect on my journey, jot down my prayers, and record the moments when I see God’s answers in my life. It’s not just a journal; it’s a tool that would help me stay grounded and thankful during this intense review period for the board exam. Winning this would mean the world to me as I aim to keep my faith alive while chasing my dreams. Thanks for considering me, Lynn. God bless you and your family.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Thank you so much, Kaye, for sharing! He is with you!!

      Be sure to fill out the form at the bottom of the blog post. The winner will come from the list created through this form. 🙂

  4. Lorie Cabiness says:

    Thank you so much for a chance to win!

  5. Lisa Seckora says:

    Such awesome books! Would love them!!

  6. Thank you so much! I love reading devotionals. I share them with my ladies group at church.

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