Finding Faith in the Dark: When the Story of Your Life Takes a Turn
By Laurie Short
In this book, Laurie shares about her life, her journey from being single to getting married, and the challenges in between. She talks about how she waited for her spouse to come along, only to get disappointed time and time again. During her disappointments though, God brought such great meaning in her life, answering the deeper prayers of her heart in ways that she could not have expected.
She shares the lessons that she learned through this period. Like how God can delay the answers to our prayers so that He can prepare us to receive them when we are ready for them, having transformed attitudes. Or how He can allow us to be in a weaker position saying, “If we were stronger, we might be less tenderly treated. If we were braver, we might be sent, with far less help, to defend far more desperate posts in the great battle.” She also points out that God rarely does the same thing in the same way twice, urging us to not have a god shaped by our faith, but instead have our faith shaped by God.
I learnt a lot from this book, and was encouraged to trust God even when things don’t look so good. To simply trust Him and see His wonderful plans unfold, because they will be bigger and better than anything I could imagine, and because He will take into consideration way more factors than I can see in the present.