Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Trusting God When Bad Things Happen
When God created humanity, He did not create us to experience loss. Originally, He created us to be eternal beings...there was no loss in the plan. So it is no wonder we are at a loss for words; our brains freeze and we cannot process the evil of last weekend--we do not have the capacity to do so. But God's capacity is unlimited and He can pick us up and carry us through the incomprehensible.
I did not feel compelled to add any more words to what was being said about the tragedy last week but when contacted by my friend and co-member of John 316 Marketing Network, I felt that this guest post is very appropriate. We all need to be able to process such happenings and Shelley gives a sound perspective.
Guest post by Shelley Hitz
My heart continues to be heavy for all those grieving today across our country. I don't believe it was a coincidence that I published a book this past week called, "Trusting God When Bad Things Happen." And even before the tragedy in Connecticut, I felt led to offer it free on Smashwords this month.
Trusting God In The Midst of the "Storms" of Life
When bad things happen, what is your reaction? Do you trust God even when you don't understand?
There was a dark season in my life when it literally felt like an earthquake had occurred. Everything in my life seemed to be falling apart...my family, my finances, our church. And I asked God the simple question, "Why?" This book is the result of my own search for answers. In the end, God gave me illustrations that I will share with you and brought healing to my heart and my distorted view of Him. I was able to trust Him again, even though my circumstances had not changed.
I pray that God uses this short eBook to deeply impact you as well. I have included questions for reflection for you to go through individually or as a group.
"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I (Jesus) have overcome the world!" - John 16:33
One Reader's Response:
"This book has Biblical answers to the 'Why?' we are hearing so much today after the shooting tragedy in Connecticut. Thank you, Shelley, for the timeliness and wisdom." ~Barbara
Download This Book for Free
For anyone interested, you can download the book "Trusting God When Bad Things Happen" FREE this month.
100% Off Coupon Code: HB95F
Expires: January 1, 2013
This book is also available for $0.99 on Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ALLQW5A
I encourage you all to ask your "whys"... the Lord would rather you ask Him your questions than see you crumple in a ball of grief. Look for His answers to the "why"-- they often come from unexpected sources. He may not necessarily answer in the way or the timing that you would like, but He will answer. I am praying for His peace that passes all understanding to flood your hearts and minds. It was a harsh time when God's first answer to the craziness of this world came. He truly does understand what we are going through.
Blessings, Carol Brown
p.s. Remember that the Christmas prices on my books are good through to the end of the month.