For The Tough Times – Max Lucado

For the Tough Times Max Lucado
For The Tough Times: Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope by Max Lucado
Published by Thomas Nelson on December 28, 2008
Genres: Non-Fiction, Christian Life
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When we feel that life is out of control, He is in control.
When tragedy strikes, people desperately search for answers. Believers and unbelievers alike find themselves turning to God. Best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado points to the only real answer to tragedy and crisis: Prayer. In For the Tough Times, Lucado helps us understand how to pray despite our doubt and fear.

Max Lucado, senior pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, writes once again with such profundity in simplicity that it amazes me. Within this small book, he unfolds and answers the complex spiritual question of “Where is God when I’m hurting?”

Beginning with Psalm 11:3-4, “When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do? The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD sits on his throne in heaven.”, Max explains why David answers his question the way he does. God can turn tragedy into triumph. He is not perturbed by our problems. He has a reason for them. Max unveils the heart of God and his great love for us and explain to us how God uses evil to his benefit:

1. Refine the Faithful
2. Awaken the Sleeping
3. Teach the Church

It was quite the excellent and inspiring read, something that struck very personally to me. It was a needed reminder that ultimately God sits on the throne and every plays out according to his perfect will.

four-stars

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