Faith, Doubt, and God’s Mysterious Timing Book Review

One of the things I especially appreciate in Faith, Doubt, and God’s Mysterious Timing by Laurie Polich Short, is the way she takes familiar stories from the Bible, and points out how God met each person in their faith and doubt to show his perfect timing and sovereignty.

We read about Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Joseph, Moses, David, Paul, and others in these pages. We see how, through faith, they navigated God’s seeming unanswered prayers, and way-off timing. And we understand, just like them, we can trust the One who orchestrates our path.

There are many nuggets of inspiration within the pages of Faith, Doubt, and God’s Mysterious Timing. In case you’re wondering if this is a book for you, here is one of Laurie’s nuggets. The call to hardship is not a sign of God’s displeasure. Laurie Polich Short

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.

Have you read this book? If so, what was your impression of it?

I wish you well.


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Learn to Trust the Writer of Our Story

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

(This post was written prior to Hurricane Harvey descending on Texas this past week, yet it is so timely.)

A recent article by Lin Christianity Today got me thinking about how we need to learn to trust the writer of our story. God.

In this article, Laurie 


In a discussion of Job, the author says although Job asked God for an explanation, God gave none. Instead God showed all that he was capable of, and Job learned what God wants most from us. To trust him.

The truth is, when we give up being the center of our story, we are better able to live it. For our story now stars someone other than ourselves. As supporting players, we can play our roles with the awareness that we are part of God’s bigger story, and accept our script as the one we are meant to live.

Perhaps it’s time to shift our focus from ourselves and how we view our life, trust God; the writer of our story, and see things from his perspective.

What do you think?

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I know that you can do all things and that no plan of yours can be ruined. You asked, ‘Who is this that made my purpose unclear by saying things that are not true?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand; I talked of things too wonderful for me to know. Job 42:2-3 (NCV)
 I wish you well.


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