Both wisdom and encouragement flow from this book that I highly recommend to you! This is the first time for Nancy and Robert to publish as a couple (the Wolgemuth writing duo). They’ve combined their writing skills, commitment to God’s Word, and love of a good story, to craft a beautiful work together.
As Robert describes it in his introduction, this is a book “about the overarching, eternal, often-unseen Story that God is writing in this broken, fallen world.” You may not find your name written within the pages, but I expect you might find at least some of your story recorded here. The Wolgemuths present several intimate, painful, joy-filled, and inspirational personal stories (including a bit of their own) with one underlying common thread: God’s sovereign goodness and benevolent providence.
In the first chapter, the reader is prepared to dive into some challenging stories by this precious reminder:
“Imagine the peace, comfort, and hope that would be ours if we really believed that He knows and sees everything that lies before us, before it happens—and that He has already provided whatever we will need when we get there! What freedom from fear, anxiety, and dread that should give us.”
And that reminder shows up in each story in the book. I like how familiar stories from Scripture (filled with theological truths) are interspersed with the personal examples that Robert and Nancy share from family and friends. LeRoy and I were honored to have our story included in the book and are praying for it to encourage others who are facing similar challenges.
This week, on Revive Our Hearts, you can hear Dannah Gresh and I talking about the book and about the story God is writing in our lives.
You can listen to the first episode: “Trusting God as You Care for Your Spouse” by clicking here.
You can hear today’s episode: “Trusting God with Your Spouse’s Future” by clicking here.
What is your story? What story is God writing in your life today? You can join others by sharing that online and use this: #TrustGodToWriteYourStory as a way to see other stories. No matter what you are walking through, you can trust God with your story.