Thursday, December 15, 2016

Unreasonable Hope by Chad Veach

“Where was God when ____? How could God allow ____? Why?”

These are the questions that flood our hearts and minds when the unimaginable happens. When things go horribly wrong and the world seems to be unraveling, how do you believe in God’s goodness? How do you cling to hope?
Chad Veach directs readers away from clichéd Sunday school answers that fail to offer real comfort or provide faith-building insights. Instead, he draws from God’s promises in the Bible and from the story of his own daughter’s diagnosis of a devastating and debilitating disease to reveal simple, purposeful steps for dealing with pain. Resting in God’s love, remembering his past faithfulness, and realizing the distinction between having faith and clinging to hope are just some of these steps.
Veach reminds us that because we know who God is, we know there is hope.

Chad Veach is an author that can most assuredly get the emotion from the tale into the reader. I truly felt the anguish he described when the excitement gave way to the disease that is upon their daughter. This was a new disease to me, and it is so very tragic. 
Having lost a child in my life, I can understand that hope only to have it die in your heart. 
I have not had the same experiences, but I do get part of the tale. That hope that you have for happy and healthy. 
I felt that the story was slightly not quite on point. The author talks about hope in a way that makes it seem like it's just there and God is giving it to you, you just aren't taking ahold of it. This is never said outright, it was just the way I took it. 
I would have like to have a lot more scriptural basis in the narrative.

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