Book Review | When God Doesn’t Fix It by Laura Story

when god deosnt fix itPerhaps you know Laura Story from her beautiful songs? When you read her book When God Doesn’t Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can’t Live Without you’ll have a deeper appreciation for the passion behind her words.  The book addresses the challenges of living and loving someone with chronic illness. Sharing her intimate and painful story, this book is a raw look into the challenges  and causes of mental illness. I saw many similarities in her story with my stepdad who struggles with multiple sclerosis and similar brain misfirings. The emotional rollercoaster family members ride in a journey of healing and acceptance is well documented in Laura’s book and her music too!

The book is encouraging and yet unfiltered truth. Woven into her story is the love of God that surpassess all human understanding. Recommended reading for anyone who loves someone with chronic illness.

Book Description

Is it possible that good things can come out of our broken dreams?

Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story was faced with her worst fear—her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and would never be the same. Yes, with God all things are possible, but currently there is no cure to restore Martin’s short-term memory, eyesight, and other complications. The fairytale life she had dreamed of is no longer possible. And yet Laura has found joy and a deeper intimacy with Jesus through this and other broken dreams.

Laura’s understanding and faith has grown as she examines what the Scriptures say about God. For years she believed myths such as:

• God always promises happy endings

• We can avoid pain if we serve God

• If we pray hard enough, God will fix our problems

• God can’t use us until our story gets resolved

Laura helps us understand we aren’t the only ones whose lives didn’t turn out as we expected. She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith—men like Abraham, Joseph, David, and Paul—and shows how despite their flaws and flawed stories, God was able to use them in extraordinary ways. And it was not because of their faith, but because of the faithfulness of their God.

God may not fix everything. In fact, your situation might never change or get better, but you can get better regardless of your situation.


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