According to the new book, When You Can’t Find God, How to Ignite the Power of His Presence (Revell,) not only are people finding God in the storms of life, they are thriving in the midst of those storms. The book’s author, Linda Evans Shepherd, knows the secrets to weathering life’s storms. She survived a horrific car cash that hurled her baby into the freeway. It was a year later before her baby woke up from coma, only to face a life of severe disabilities. But despite it all, Linda, her daughter, and family thrive. How is this even possible? Perhaps it’s in the lessons Linda learned about God in her journey through heartache.
Beverly Dillow, in Christian Retailing Today, says, “Many people think it isn’t fair to have difficulties, but Shepherd reminds us that if God’s own son didn’t get through life without pain and difficulties, why do we expect to do so?”
The book’s website, IgniteMyFaith.com says, “Linda shows readers how to see God in any circumstance, even when it’s hard.”
So what are Linda’s secrets to thriving in the storms of life? Whitney Hopler, summarized them in Crosswalk.com:
- Give your troubles to God.
- Stand against evil.
- Pray against strife.
- Pray for breakthroughs.
- Pray for trust.
- Pray for grace and favor.
- Pray for hope and healing.
- Pray for peace.
- Find joy.
Beverly Dillow in Christian Retailing wrote of When You Can’t Find God, “This is an encouraging book that can be used in a group, as it contains a “Bible Study and Discussion Guide” in the back.”