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You'll Get Through This: A Max Lucado Book Review & Family Christian Giveaway #FCBlogger

**I received a copy of this book for review. All thoughts are my own.

"You'll get through this. It won't be painless. It won't be quick. But God will use this mess for good. Don't be foolish or naive. But don't despair either. With God's help, you'll get through this."

If we were to be honest, sometime throughout our life, most of us have needed (or will need) to hear these words. Despite all of our best efforts, sometimes life just goes wrong.

  • You lose your job.
  • Someone you love passes away unexpectedly.
  • You lose a baby.
  • You or your loved one receive a devastating diagnosis.
  • You lose your home to a fire.
  • Your relationships are in turmoil.
  • You cannot pay your bills.
The list goes on and on. No matter who you are, life is not always going to be a walk in the park. Curve balls will be thrown and we will find ourselves asking, 'Why me? How am I supposed to get through THIS?'

And if you're anything like me, it can seem like when one thing goes wrong, so do a million tiny other things, building up until you feel as though you cannot breathe. It truly seems like things will never get better. Then after time, we realize that they have...not easily and not quickly, but somehow you seem to have made it through to the other side. But not only have you survived it, you have come out better because of it.

  • You lose your job, but are offered a better one.
  • After your miscarriage, you become pregnant again and deliver a baby you cannot imagine your life without.
  • You fight through your health issues and discover an unknown strength inside of you.
  • You experience the struggle, but you come out on the other side stronger, wiser...a fighter.
Isn't it amazing how God can use these difficult times in our lives to create something beautiful? You so often hear from some of the greatest Christian voices that they too have been down to the bottom...but it makes them more relate-able. More reachable. It makes it easy to see the glory of God in them. Amazing. But this story of beauty from ashes is nothing new. God has been using the bad experiences in our lives for good since the beginning, as is told in the story of Joseph. This is just the story that Max Lucado brings to life in his new book, You'll Get Through This.

You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten?

In You'll Get Through This, pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado offers sweet assurance: "Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere." Throughout readers will explore the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20 - what Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good, even if it isn't quick and painless for us.

Most of us probably already know the story of Joseph. It's a story so often shared in Sunday School classes- about a man who is sold into slavery by his own brothers, yet remains faithful to God and thrives despite the best efforts to destroy him. It's a pretty wonderful story, but to be honest, not one I really dug into all that deeply. I saw it as a great story of the power of God and the importance of faith, but never really considered how it was also a great example of the above- God taking the negative circumstances and using them for good.

If you are already a Max Lucado fan, you know how beautifully he writes, effortlessly weaving in this age old Bible story that we all know with stories of our own day and age. He shares the story in a way that we can see this is not just an old kids story, but truly a story that we as adults can learn from as well. He truly shows us through all of these wonderful stories-old and new- that we CAN get through this, and that God can use whatever it is to create something beautiful.

If you're going through a rough time, this is a must read. If you've been through a rough time, this is a must read. If you're not there yet, chances are one day you will be, so this is still a must read. I've read several great selections by Max Lucado by now, but this one may just be my favorite! Truly a great read for us all.

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