1. Woman Who Trusts God, A: Finding the Peace You Long For - eBookeBOOK
    Woman Who Trusts God, A: Finding the Peace You Long For - eBook
    Debbie Alsdorf
    Revell / 2011 / ePub
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    Guide for Living "In the Meantime"
    February 29, 2016
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    Last month I decided to read through some of the devotional books on my shelves this year, rather than running out to buy more. In January {and spilling over a couple of days into February}, I read The Faith Dare by Debbie Alsdorf, and my review of that is here. It just so happened that the next book on my shelf ready for reading was also by Debbie Alsdorf, and this one is called A Woman Who Trusts God {published in 2011 by Revell}.

    It is SO appropriate for this season I'm in.

    This book is different from the last one of Debbie's I read, in that it's not a 30 day study. But it does have twenty-three chapters, so if you read about a chapter a day, it will take you almost a month to get through it. Again, Debbie's careful mix of Scripture and personal story made this book easy to read and yet a good springboard to getting into the Word itself. Her focus was on "the meantime." We're probably all living in a meantime of some kind: waiting on God to bring an answer, living in the uncertainty of tomorrow, working through changes in our hearts and bodies. They're all meantimes.

    Debbie is not the least bit judgmental toward those struggling through the meantime, but rather she offers compassion and practical ideas for how to do more than just pass the time in the meantime. She encourages us to understand God is actually very busy in all our meantimes, working in us, working in our situations {even when we can't see what He's doing} and we can actually do some of our best growing and maturing in this time!

    As with the first book, I did some serious underlining as I read and studied this one. A few lines:

    "The worst part of the meantime is that in the long stretch of middle space we can be easily tempted to live only to make the pain go away." - page 49

    "Do not obsess over knowing the plan. Instead, we must trust without knowing the end result or how God will use this situation to further our growth." - page 56 {GULP!!!!!}

    "It's quite possible that God will use a poor choice on someone else's part to redirect us into His fuller plan for our life." - page 62

    "Her trust life is kind of like tithing: God gets 10 percent, and she takes care of the rest." - page 159

    Many more gems like that one are sprinkled throughout the pages - and some helpful places of study guide and Scripture reference are included at the end!

    If you're in a meantime of any kind, especially one that threatens to derail you {or perhaps already has!}, I would suggest this book. It won't fix your problems, but it will guide you to look deeper into your life to see what God might be trying to teach you THROUGH them!
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