Real Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense
This is the first bible study of Jennifer Rothschild that I have done. I have seen her on TV many times and she has always inspired me with how she lives her faith through blindness.She is truly a good Bible study author and she also sings great.
The first lesson addresses how we can’t understand why it seems that God is just not with us when we seem to be struggling the most. She refers to when the disciples were crossing over the water in a storm and Jesus was sleeping in the back of the boat. The disciples said, “Do you not “even” care?” She discusses how they were accusing Jesus of not caring that they might go down in such a tremendous storm and why He told them to go anyway. Sound familiar? I know I can identify with asking Him these type of things–what about you?
There are a lot of scripture examples of those who have gone before us and had the same questions we may have. Answers came but not always as fast or in the way they wanted them to as happens to us. Can we accept God as He is-the way He accepts us, or are we trying to manipulate him in a way to get the results we want? Can we increase our faith and wait for his answers by understanding his compassion and more about who He is?
This is a six week study which I am glad to see more of these days. It’s not so long that you might be tempted to drop out as I’ve seen in 11 and 12 week studies. The study layout is very enjoyable as she helps us to understand the questions such as “Are you there God?” Do you care God? and so on. She is straight to the point and honest about her own struggles which makes you feel more free to look at your faith in a more insightful way. It can be used individually or in a group with Leader/DVD resources and member books. I think any woman who enjoys Bible study would be glad to get this one.