by Greg Laurie
“Sometimes the Lord will let us come to the end of ourselves so we will get to the beginning of God.“
Scouring the Internet the other day I was in search of a book that would genuinely help my readers. You never know where people are…According to Pastor Laurie,“There are two kinds of people in life: those who are in a storm and those going into a storm. You are either in one or you are headed into one. “
If you’ve done all you know to do. If ever you needed to be encouraged. If you are sinking in a sea of troubles. If ever you needed to be reminded that you are not walking along in your situation—Getting Through The Storms of Life is the book you truly need to read right now. Not tomorrow, but right now. It’s like a flashlight shining on some of your darkest moments.
Dont’ get me wrong. The most awe inspiring book you will ever read is The Holy Bible. I’ve read many books in my day, but the profundity of this book will not only give you revelation concerning God’s word, but a different perspective on many well-know scriptures we’ve read through the years. It is scripturally based and even a child can understand what the writer is purveying. On this twenty-eight page journey you will find many nuggets and laughter along the way. Laurie writes, “They were troubled saying, It’s a ghost! A ghost. Was this an episode of Scooby Doo or something?” (pg. 17)
On a serious note, he writes, “Many Christians are mistaken by the idea that once they start following Jesus Christ and seek to walk in the center of His will, life becomes smooth sailing. This simply isn’t true. Storms (hardships, difficulties, or whatever it is) are going to come. Jesus said in John 16:33, “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” “
He sheds light on some of the misconceived thoughts we have toward Christ and clarity on some scriptures. Laurie writes, That is how some feel about Jesus. They hear, “Jesus is watching you.” And think, “Oh man, I’m in trouble now.” No listen, Jesus watching you is a good thing. God looks at you with love at all times He also uses real life examples and some movies as tools to explain different kinds of storms we face and how to overcome them, regardless of where you are or what you are doing.(pg. 14)
In this book Pastor Laurie covers these topics:
- Life Is Filled With Storms
- The Storms Will Come
- Storms Serve The Purposes of God
- Jesus Is Watching
- Jesus Helps Us In Our Storms
- Jesus Is With Us In Our Storms
- Keep Your Eyes On Jesus
- When You Are Sinking, Call Out To Jesus
- Jesus Won’t Let Us Sink If We Call Out To Him
Everybody preaches about how Peter sank when he went out to meet Jesus. But very few make mention of the fact, “And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.”(Matthew 14:32 ESV) So Jesus and Peter had to walk back to the boat in order to get in it. Laurie writes, “You see, Jesus lifted Peter up and went back into the boat again.” (pg. 26)
If you feel like you’re sinking right now and need to be uplifted today, please click on this: Getting Through The Storms Of Life. All this click will cost you is a little time and effort. This should be a part of your spiritual arsenal. There is a blessing in it for you.
Blessings and Peace.