You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado

Being in the midst of a series of lessons about going through the valley, I knew this book was a must-have.  But to be honest, even if I hadn't been teaching that particular series, the premise of this book still intrigued me.  Not only that, but the title alone seemed to offer comfort.  "You'll get through this."  Are there any better words?  Is there a more helpful phrase?  Doesn't it just evoke a sense of peace, a brief respite from the constant anxiety?  But wait, there's more.

"You'll get through this.  It won't be painless.  It won't be quick.  But God will use this mess for good.  In the meantime don't be foolish or naive.  But don't despair either.  With God's help you will get through this." - Max Lucado

In this newest release, Max Lucado uses the story of Joseph to back up his statement.  If anyone needed hope and help for turbulent times, it was Joseph.  Doted upon by his father, despised by his brothers, destined for greatness, yet detoured to slavery and imprisonment.  Talk about a mess!  Yet through it all, Joseph remained adamant that God had a purpose and a plan for his life, and in his own words, "God meant it for good."  You can say the same about your situation.

Join Max as he tiptoes through Joseph's life, from the beginning of his struggles to his glorious reign in Egypt, and discover the spiritual insights and messages of hope contained within.  Allow Joseph to show you what to do when you've hit rock bottom.  Heed his reassurance that no matter what you're facing, you are not alone.  Meditate on his reminder that even while we're waiting, God is still working.  Trust his proclamation that God is good, even when life isn't.  And whatever you do, don't give up.  You will get through this.

Life is full of valleys and trials, and we must all walk through them at one time or another.  During those times, it's often difficult to trust in what we know rather than in what we feel.  This book serves as a guideposts pointing its readers back to God's Word, where they can find truth and solace.  Each chapter is filled with Scripture and Biblical applications to everyday circumstances.  And while I may not agree with everything that is said in the book, I highly recommend it.  When I received the book, I had intended to read one chapter per day along with my Bible reading, but there were several days where I read two or three chapters at a time.  I simply could not put it down.

Are you struggling today?  Does life have you down?  Do you find yourself wondering if this is all there is to life?  If so, I urge you to pick up a copy of Max Lucado's You'll Get Through This.  It's worth the time and the money.  I promise you that!

And keep in mind, this too shall pass. Whatever you're facing, it won't last forever.  In God's timing, you'll find yourself on the other side.  Just keep walking and trusting.  God will get your through!