Each and every time I hear or read about tragedies like these, my heart breaks a little more for the people involved… and I wonder so much. Why them? Why was I once again—thank you, Lord—spared? How could this happen? What if…
I think about my own faith quite often and how it’s so easy to have faith when things are going well… but what would my faith look like if I were plunged into a tragedy myself? I want to think that I would stay strong. I want to think that people would look at me with pity in their eyes and that whatever they said, I’d have the same response—“I know God will bring good out of this. I have faith that everything will be okay. Good, even.”
But imagining those thoughts and feeling them are two different things and all I can really do is hope I never have to find out.
I absolutely loved Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis and very quickly devoured her new book, Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors, in which she talks about the way God brought her goodness in spite of a family tragedy… and in spite of the many heartaches she’s constantly surrounded by in Uganda.
Just like her first book, this one was wrought with emotion and filled up my heart with peace, inspiration, and even hope. I highly recommend both books and am happy to say that I think they work things out in your heart whether you’re in the middle of a true tragedy or, like me, have never actually experienced anything so significant.
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this (completely honest) review.