When we feel that life is out of control, He is in control. When tragedy strikes, people desperately search for answers. Believers and unbelievers alike find themselves turning to God. Best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado points to the only real answer to tragedy and crisis: Prayer. In For the Tough Times, Lucado helps us understand how to pray despite our doubt and fear.
When life is falling apart, God will carry you through. It has been said that everyone is either entering, in the midst of, or just exiting a trial. Popular author and pastor Max Lucado has discovered that at any given point, almost everyone is dealing with something. Whether the loss of a loved one, marriage issues, illness, job loss, or the stress of everyday life, people everywhere need the assurance that God will carry them through. Through decades of betrayal, abandonment, and false accusations, Joseph never gave up on God or His purpose. And Joseph continually trusted the sovereignty of God as Master-weaver of his life. InGod Will Carry You Through, Max invites readers to do the same—to let God’s message through Joseph guide His children through tough times today. Laced throughout Joseph’s story are personal testimonies by everyday people who discovered for themselves that “God had carried them through” as well as quotes and Scripture passages for meditation. This book is rich in hope for finding peace and reassurance through whatever challenge you face.
Meant for Good is a power-packed, biblical look at the truth that you really can trust God's plan for your life--no matter what your life looks like right now. Dynamic Bible teacher Megan Fate Marshman will help you discover how to stop discounting yourself from a hopeful future, start living in active dependence on God, and find your way to the good plan He has for you. With authenticity and revelatory insights into the character of God, Megan shares an engaging and fresh look at the core themes within the well-loved scripture of Jeremiah 29:11-14. Through winsome and inspiring stories, Meant for Good will show you how to trust God in your daily life and, more importantly, how to trust God's definition of good above your own. You will discover: That your not-enoughness is exactly enough for God, and that in fact, you have everything you need to take that first step into the life God has for you. How to stop counting yourself out, because Jesus never has. God is up to something really good, and He's inviting you to join Him. How to hear and respond to God's voice, and intentionally grow a personal, intimate relationship with Him. How to defeat anxiety, trust God with all you're carrying and worrying about, and experience a life of freedom in relying on God daily. God has a good plan for you--a plan to give you a hope and a future. Are you ready to believe it?
These days the terms good and God seem synonymous. We believe what’s generally accepted as good must be in line with God’s will. Generosity, humility, justice—good. Selfishness, arrogance, cruelty—evil. The distinction seems pretty straightforward. But is that all there is to it? If good is so obvious, why does the Bible say that we need discernment to recognize it? Good or God? isn’t another self-help message. This book will do more than ask you to change your behavior. It will empower you to engage with God on a level that will change every aspect of your life.
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. You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten? In You'll Get Through This, pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado offers sweet assurance. "Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere." Max reminds readers God doesn't promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn't for Joseph--tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed--but his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil. With the compassion of a pastor, the heart of a storyteller, and the joy of one who has seen what God can do, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.
Many friends and family of people who have been incarcerated miss their loved ones and wish they could do more than visit once every now and then. Some wonder if their loved one will be released only to be jailed again, some children miss their imprisoned parents. This notebook is designed to be given to inmates to write their thoughts and feelings so they can read them later in life, write letters to their children, parents, family and loved ones. Write their plans, dreams or visions about the future, and prepare them to rejoin society no matter how much time they have spent while away. INSTRUCTIONS you can give to your incarcerated loved one: Behind bars? What's next? Reconnect with yourself and your loved ones through journaling. Journal about your dreams, your vision, future plans, letters to children, friends, and family, and anything you want to say to yourself or your loved ones. You can write poetry, songs, and random thoughts. Anything! Whether your loved one is behind bars because of addiction or anxiety related disorders, or they were wrongly imprisoned altogether, you can help them to stay in touch with themselves and others outside the confinement of the walls, by writing and journaling. Dissociative disorders together with Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) and other depressive and manic disorders can be avoided simply by staying connected and bonding to others in a nonjudgmental relationship. Using this writing journal can be a form of personal cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). IMPORTANT: Some key things about sending books to friends and family behind bars... If you order this book and send it to yourself, then send it to them yourself in a box, they will most likely be rejected for security reasons. It is highly recommended that you order and send directly from a publisher or seller like amazon, and that you do not send more than three books in one shipping. Ordering books for an inmate through an online retailer is easy, you just have to make sure that you select ship by USPS and that you ship it to the inmate's mailing address. Put the inmate's first name and last name followed by the inmate's ID number in the name line of the shipping address (John Doe, 12345). Next line put the facility name and then the address, so if I were sending an inmate items to Ulster Correctional Facility it would look like this: Frank Doe, 12345 The Name of Correctional Facility P.O. Box 600 Napanoch, New York 17478-0890
“All through the Bible, we see stories of bold and brash men who followedGod’s call into some incredible adventures. In How God Makes Men,Patrick Morley reminds us that God still makes those kinds of guys.” —Dave Ramsey, New York Times best-selling authorand nationally syndicated radio show host God’s Way for You to Become God’s Man Let’s face it—men today are under severe attack. The battle line against biblical manhood is clearly drawn and fiercely contested. More than ever, men who want to follow Christ are asking: • Why is it so hard to live an authentic Christian life? • Who will show me how to thrive as a father, a husband, and on the job? • What should I do when I’m being tested to the breaking point? Fortunately, the Bible preserves crucial details about the powerful lessons learned by men who have already faced and answered these questions. In How God Makes Men, renowned expert on men’s issues Patrick Morley takes you into Scripture for a first-hand encounter with: • Ten epic stories of the Bible’s most talked-about men • Ten proven principles—based on their failures and successes—that show how God works in a man’s life, and how you can cooperate with Him in yours • The huge promise that you can become the man God created you to be Don’t settle for less. Join Patrick on this epic adventure of becoming God’s man. You’ll discover how to prevail in tough times and release God’s power in every area of your life.
I know you might be in a storm right now or coming out of a storm, but you must remember that God can calm any storm that comes in your life. The good thing about a storm is that it will pass, so while you're waiting on the storm in your life to pass continue to live your life in spite of the storm. Don't stop pressing, praying, pushing, or reaching for your destiny. After every storm the sun will shine and there will be a brighter day, so hold on to the promises, dreams, and visions that God has given you. What God has begun in you he is faithful to complete. So remember after the storm you can live in the process.
Discover the particular plan God has for your life. Learn what God's will is and how He reveals it in even the seemingly random events of your life. You'll see why you should love and trust in God's will, and you'll learn a sure method for discovering God's will in any situation.