Monday, August 1, 2011

The foolish man built his house upon the sand. When the rains of death, financial trouble, relational battles and personal loss come, the foundations crumbled. I ask myself: on what have I built my house? Randy Alcorn's 90 Days made my mouth dry and my heart thud -- is my faith strong enough to get me through the tough times? No, but my God is.

This amazing book by Randy Alcorn has a title that I think sounds fluffy and light. Trust me, this is anything but light. Alcorn tackles issues of terminal illness, losing your children, divorce and other painful things that come, and he shows how God's hand always orchestrates things for the good. God is good. All the time.

Alcorn's main point that really drove home for me, was that BEFORE trials come, you must know in your heart that God is good. Troubles WILL happen in this life. After reading the book, of course I still dread them. But I've learned a little more of my Creator that gives me hope that He will be present to pull me through my grief.

With long passages of Scripture, this book works perfectly for a daily devotional. (Though it might make you cry at points.) I'm going to read it again with my husband.

(This book was given to me by the publishers.)