God is Able by Priscilla Shirer
One of the things I love most about reading is that it relaxes the mind. At least it does for me. Reading is one of those things that can stretch you beyond what you are used to and allow you to think beyond what you see before you. In reading this book, so far, I feel that I have been stretched beyond what I am used to. Some times you have to hear or read things from various points of view in order to develop a clear understanding of what you are trying to take in. As I began reading chapter three, I was drawn to author’s discussion about things staying the same. I could totally relate to those few pages because change is hard for all of us. If things could just stay the same life would be much simpler, right? Simple yes, but how much would we have grown from one month to the next or one year to the next if we were never challenged with difficult circumstances or situations? If the world around us stays the same then so would we. I don’t know about you, but I am much better at my current age then I was say, just five years ago.
Chapter three brings us around to understanding the truth about God’s word and how its God’s word that will help us to navigate this crazy world we live in. The truth is…once we let go of thinking how things should have or could have been and simply trust that anything is possible with God we can be free. We can be free from putting limits on God’s ability and be in awe of His true strength and power. When we understand the truth about God’s word and His promises, problems and situations that we would normally view as negative and depressing become easier to bare. I love the sentence on page 63 that reads, “He is constantly seeking to bring about the finest result in your circumstances, even though His methods are not always human-approved or understood.” How God will bring us out of a situation is not always for us to understand. Trusting and leaning on the truth of His word is what we should be doing daily.
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