During turbulent times this book offers encouragement. Max Lucado writes about the life of Joseph and parallels his story with the hard times that all of us face in this life. We often view situations or seasons in this life as unfair. We may feel that The Lord has abandoned us or somehow failed us. However, if we could see a glimpse of what The Lord is doing behind the scenes we may be comforted during challenging times. The key is often found in trusting The Lord with our whole heart. Does it make it easier? Not necessarily. It just means that we can find comfort in knowing that The Lord is working something out for our good. Joseph certainly went through years of trouble and pain but all the while The Lord was working to achieve His purpose.
I have always loved the story of Joseph. A man who endured so much yet held tightly to his faith. I found this book very refreshing and encouraging. I enjoy Mr. Lucado’s style of writing as he can pack a powerful punch in few words. One of the powerful lines in this book is found on page 116. Mr. Lucado writes, “Forgiveness doesn’t diminish justice, it just entrusts it to God.” No matter what season you are going through in life, I believe you can be encouraged by this book.
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