i’ve been reading a lot of books these days. part of it is due to my nexus 7 and the wonderful kindle app but a lot of it is due to me reading Jacey’s book and allowing myself more restful me time by learning to prioritize even in chaos (i am also starting to work out at a gym. this is big news people but that will be in a post later!). i am currently reading Jennifer Rothschild’s newest book “God is just Not Fair”
guess what, sometimes life is not fair and that sucks. i remember being a child and always analyzing fairness everywhere. i would call it out when i saw it yelling “that’s not fair!” with my stubby finger pointing at something – the Popsicle in my little sister’s hand, the carseat i still needed to sit in when my friends could sit without it, the keys staying hung up because i was not allowed to drive, the heartbreak of lost dreams…
want to know what? i still do it i still shout out (a bit more quietly) in my heart “that’s not fair!” i say it when some of my wonderful friends are still single and would make GREAT wives but they are not dating anyone. i say it when my coworker works at a pregnancy center and wants to get pregnant so badly but has miscarriage after miscarriage, and i say it when i see how much i have to pay for health insurance.
Give yourself permission to ask questions to God, and invite Him to reveal Himself to you in the midst of your questions – Jennifer Rothschild
in her book Jennifer talks about her internal fight with God as she wrestles with the deference between being just and being fair. it is an authentic story of her journey with doubt and questions in the midst of so many things that we could all say was “unfair.” i have not experienced half the amount of challenges she has faced but she has come out stronger than ever.
if you wrestle with God (even over little things) than this book is for you! it is an encouraging quick read that will make you think and seek God in new ways.