Recently, I was going through a really hard time (click here to read about it). I had gotten desperately low but when I became vulnerable and shared my story, a dear woman of God in my church reached out to me. Not only did she sent me cards regularly, she also lent me this book, You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado. I liked it so much, I bought myself a copy and a copy for a friend.
In You’ll Get Through This, Max Lucado uses the Old Testament story of Joseph to bring hope to the reader who is in unforeseen circumstances. He honestly offers peace while realistically steering you through tough times. He never says he has the solution to your problem, other than to look to God.
If you’ve ever been through “this”, whatever “this” is, whether it’s financial hardship, relationship issues, or a health crisis like mine, you know how dark and lonely the path can become. The burden seems too much to bear. You wonder if the sky will ever brighten or the loneliness ever fade.
The answer is YES! Deliverance will come, but it can only come through God. By walking us through the story of Joseph, from pit to palace, from prison to prince, Lucado shows that God was in the business of redeeming His people then and He’s still in business now.
“You’ll get through this. It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick. But God will use this mess for good. Don’t be foolish or naïve. But don’t despair either. With God’s help, you’ll get through this.”
– Max Lucado in You’ll Get Through This
If you are going through a tough time or know someone who is, I HIGHLY recommend this book as it offered me comfort and hope in my time of distress.
**This is an independent book review. I have not been paid or otherwise compensated for my personal opinions.**