Review: For These Tough Times


It’s a new year, and I hope you’ve had a good one so far.  I know a lot of people who were glad to see the old year end.  For them, the reason was health problems, but any kind of problem can make you feel the same way.  Quaking in your shoes, you say to yourself, “OK; it’s been a bad year.  I have to deal with these things.  What do I do?”

Max Lucado’s book, For These Tough Times, offers  solutions by pointing you back to what the Bible says about God, who is in charge, regardless of what the world brings.  Chapter One reminds the reader that God’s ways are different from those of humans and that, no matter what is happening, God is on His throne in heaven and in charge (Isaiah 55:8, 9) .  Chapter Two looks at God as parent, reminding readers that God has our names written on His hand (Isaiah 49:16).  Chapter 3 takes us back to God’s being in charge, reminding us that ,”Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4).  That’s a good and necessary reminder  for the times when you are feeling battered.

I liked this book because it leads its readers back to the Scriptures and God.  He is  the only One that won’t change when things get tough.  God is on His throne.  He is in control.  If you hold on to those facts when you can’t get away from your troubles, you will weather the storm.


1 Response to “Review: For These Tough Times”

  1. 1 Carol January 8, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Hi Becky,

    It sounds like a good book. I particularly like your last paragraph, because it’s so true. When tough times come, we need to keep our focus on the Bible and the God of the Bible. Thanks for this reminder.

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