Monday, September 03, 2012

Plan B

It's fairly safe to assume that most people have experienced some detours in life and perhaps wound up somewhere that they didn't originally anticipate. Perhaps a career didn't take off, a relationship ended, an untimely death, sickness, or any number of other circumstances take you places you'd rather not go.

In Plan B Pete Wilson explores what to do when God doesn't show up the way you thought He would. He provides examples from the Bible as well as from his personal life and from many people he's known through being a pastor. Many of the examples are of people walking through very dark circumstances in life and what their response was.

Wilson doesn't try to explain all of the tough questions and whys but does walk you through as you work through grief and challenges in a pastoral kind of way. He says, "...I'm not tying this book up with a bow. I'm not asking you to understand. But I am asking you to trust the God who loves you." He quotes Romans 15:13, "I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy and peace while you trust in Him. Then your hope will overflow by the power of the Holy Spirit."

This book does not have all the answers but it will help in framing your thinking and response toward trusting God even when things don't work out as you'd hoped or planned.
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