Faith, Doubt, and God's Mysterious Timing
30 Biblical Insights about the Way God Works
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When God's Plan Is Unclear
What in the world is God doing? It's easy to wonder this. We are living in an unfolding story, and it's hard to hold on when difficult circumstances linger, or your deepest prayer hangs in the air, seemingly unanswered. Thankfully the Bible is filled with people who experienced the same thing. They had to learn to trust God's way and timing--and their stories give us insights to live that way too.
Mining often-overlooked passages of Scripture, Laurie Polich Short has unearthed 30 practical, encouraging gems of wisdom found in the faith and lives of biblical heroes to help you
· see more of God's work as it unfolds in your life
· have hope in circumstances that previously felt hopeless
· be more comfortable--and possibly even excited--to lean into the unknown
Here is your compass to living your story well when the way forward is unclear.
"Why, God? What are you doing, God? Questions at the crossroads of faith and doubt can lead us to dead ends or to new vistas. Laurie's brilliant, biblical insights will help you see the map from God's mysterious perspective."--JOHN BURKE, New York Times bestselling author of Imagine Heaven
"Why, God? What are you doing, God? Questions at the crossroads of faith and doubt can lead us to dead ends or to new vistas. Laurie's brilliant, biblical insights will help you see the map from God's mysterious perspective--a must read for following Jesus, especially when life's hard!"
John Burke, New York Times bestselling author of Imagine Heaven
"As someone who struggled with their faith for years, I know what it's like to doubt and question God. Laurie Short's writing is covered in grace and patience, inspiring the reader to fall back in love with their Creator. I wish I had this book years ago. The trajectory of my life would have been quite different."
Zach Windahl, author of The Bible Study
"In the desperation that comes with the dark night of the soul, it can be tempting to grab a biblical passage and hold on to it without fully understanding the context. The gift that Laurie gives us with her study and insight is to help open us up to the unique ways in which God may be speaking to us. Her lovely combination of heart and head speaks to all of us in ways that help us see the light."
Nancy Ortberg, CEO, Tranforming the Bay with Christ
"Over the many years I have known Laurie Polich Short, she has always been such an honest realist about faith and life. Her voice here about faith and doubt rings with that same vigorous searching, and practical help."
Mark Labberton, president, Fuller Theological Seminary
"As personal and cultural brokenness continue to overwhelm us, thousands of self-help books are flying onto the shelves for our supposed rescue. Maybe we need less self-help and more help understanding where our help is coming from. This book could not have come at a better time for our own personal walks, and the real rescue that our culture and society are desperately searching for."
Chris Brown, lead pastor, North Coast Church
"Does the Bible ever feel irrelevant? Do you wonder what God is doing when your life feels like it is falling apart? If so, you will be so encouraged by Laurie Short's new book. It will lead you to a greater understanding of the ways God works and an assurance that He is trustworthy no matter what we face."
Becky Keife, author of The Simple Difference and No Better Mom for the Job
"Waiting is hard. Especially in our instant American culture. Faith, Doubt, and God's Mysterious Timing will provide you with an eternal perspective, remind you of the character of God, and enable you to embrace the mystery that is following Jesus in our broken world. I cannot endorse this book highly enough!"
Gary L. Gaddini, director, Unify
"If you yearn for more awareness of how Scripture speaks into our everyday realities, then let my dear friend Laurie Short listen with you. She hears God's voice in the text and invites all of us to trust that God is working even when we cannot see it."
Holly Beers, associate professor of religious studies, Westmont College, author of A Week in the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman
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