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Book Review: Second Guessing God

Second Guessing God by Brian Jones is a great read.

As one who has suffered a couple of blows in the last year, I have been left wondering what is God’s purpose in all of it. I think its easy to find ourselves asking God the question, “Why did this happen to me?”

Jones, who is not without his own share of tribulations, gives great insight to what can happen when we work through our suffering. Who is not without some kind of suffering? Whether big or small, there is something to learn from it. What is God’s plan in this for me? How am I to go on after something horrible has happened? These are only a couple of the questions that he addresses in this book.

If you have dealt with any kind of loss or suffered any blows in your life, I know you will like this book. Jones bring a his light sense of humor into his stories which makes this a great, quick read.

When life takes a wrong turn and you’re just trying to hold on for dear life, Jones assures us of the promise that God is with us. When all we want to do is yell and scream at God, he assures us, this is ok, He reminds of the book of Pslams which is full of people who ask the question,”Why me?” David, often described as a man after God’s own heart, is often the one who can’t understand why God does what he does. In fact, in one place Jones prays the prayer, “God, please forgive God.”

We all have our own plan in life, its just how we are. Unfortunately, that leaves us vulnerable to being clothes lined by God’s plan which stops us dead in our tracks. If this even vaguely describes you or your situation, please give this a try. Finding the purpose in our suffering will ultimately set us free.

 

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Second Guessing God

This next week I am going to crack open a new book called Second Guessing God by Brian Jones. If you don’t know who Brian is, I recommend you check him out! I wouldn’t typically announce that I am about to start reading a new book, but this time its a little different. I know this will be a challenging book to read.

Many of us have had to deal with something seemingly catastrophic in our lives. Whatever it has been, it was one of those situations that could change everything for you.  I’ve dealt with one of those events. I am going to spare you the details for now, but I remember thinking how could this be possible? It caused me to question God and His plan for me. Granted I quickly came to trust that His plan is still secure in my life, I just had a determine what that plan was.

Too often I can think I am very comfortable with God’s plan in my life, the downfall to that is once this happens God changes lanes and begins going in a different direction than I thought. I have seen this happen over and over again in my life. While I am trying to make sense of what God is doing in my life, I am trying to hang on to His promises with all my strength.

It’s easy to second guess God and what His plan is, but if I trust in His word, I know that He’s got everything under control.