Trusting God’s Plan (and a little help from Lysa TerKeurst)

Post includes a 2 book giveaway of the NEW children’s book by Lysa TerKeurst, “It Will Be Okay”

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Trusting God’s plan isn’t an easy thing for us as humans, is it? We simply want to know the plan. Our questions often include:

  • What is the purpose of this problem or circumstance?
  • How could something good come out of this?
  • How is God going to use this in my life?

I often wonder why we who trust Christ for our eternal salvation struggle so much to trust him with our everyday lives.

Do we forget that the God who saved us will sustain us?

Yikes, I preach to myself.

 

Over the summer, my 1o year old daughter and I were privileged to meet with Lysa TerKeurst for a few minutes at Women of Faith. I really wish I had thought to take a photo, but my mommy brain must have been on overload that day. When Tristina discovered that Lysa had written a new children’s book, she wanted to review it for you.
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Now the interesting part of the story is that when I asked Tristina if she wanted to read the book, it was just a simple request. But God had something so much bigger in store for her! This week was a trying one for her and a certain situation left her tired and struggling against fear. My mama’s heart ached for her, because the truth is- I struggle with this same fear. We had to make a change in plans because the situation just seemed too big.  The problem can’t be avoided and will have to be resolved, so we rescheduled a time to tackle it in the near future.

When Tristina finished reading the book and immediately came to me, I saw her eyes wide open. “I know why you wanted me to read this book, Mom,” her voice full of accusation. I honestly had no idea what she meant, but it quickly became obvious that the message of the book was personal to her. Here is her review:

Hi! I’m Tristina Wojnarowski.  I read the book It Will Be Okay by Lysa TerKeurst, who I met before with my mom. It’s about a seed in a little seed packet and he doesn’t want to be planted.  He likes it up on the shelf in his packet. But then a little fox came into the shed because it was storming.  Throughout the story the little seed and the little fox grew up together and stayed right next to each other and became best friends.  I think that it was a great book to teach kids like me about trusting in themselves and trusting in God as well.  I really like the cute illustrations and the characters.

One of my favorite parts about this book is the awesome list of 10 Scriptures to Memorize with Your Kids. What a wonderful list to give them as practical tools to use in the face of fear!

I figured you would want a sneak preview of this precious book and its beautiful message on trusting God through fear and change! So take a peek below:

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I’m pretty pumped to give away two copies of this sweet book this weekend! Just follow the Rafflecopter to enter to win.

For more details or to purchase, go here—–> It Will be Okay: Trusting God Through Fear and Change (Little Seed & Little Fox)

Have a great weekend!!
Rachel

More Resources on Trusting God’s Plan:

15 Bible Verses for Trusting God in Tough Times

A Prayer for when I can’t understand God’s plan

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24 Comments

  1. you know I have the same problem. I don’t always trust God in what I am going through. I just love Lysa’s books. Reading her books are always a delight and full of God’s love for us. I would love to win this book for my children to read. I have a hard time expressing how God helps us each and everyday. Thanks for showing us this find….

  2. Julie Davis says:

    Remind them that they are loved, and that God will never leave them nor forsake them. Remind them or the verse that says…What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

  3. I love Lysa and also had the pleasure of meeting her. In fact, I was her hostess several years ago when she was the keynote speaker at my church’s women’s conference. She was awesome! Since I work with preschool children, this would be lovely.

  4. We pray together and snuggle 🙂

  5. So sweet!

  6. When my kids are afraid, I’ll pray with them or pray over them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Love the story of this book! Can’t wait to get it for my littles!!

  8. What a sweet story. If I win a copy of the book, I’m going to give it to my 5 year old niece whose mom is currently undergoing chemo treatments for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

  9. In March of this year our daughter was born in Heaven, my six year old son struggles with this a great deal quite often. Speaking to God and trusting God is how we know he is watching over our sweet baby girl. Helping my son understand God loves our Samaria and each of us just as he does his son Jesus!!!

  10. Darlene R. says:

    Would love to win this for my grand daughter, we pray to help comfort her.

  11. We pray and go to God’s Word. We also try to get to the root of it, not just try for temporary relief. Often it speaks to my heart as well!

  12. I have one son who is particularly fearful. I try to make him feel safe by being with him and by holding him and just reminding him God is in control.

  13. Amy Gatch says:

    What a great way to teach this hard task to our kids. I struggle with this daily!

  14. In this crazy world today, it is so easy for our kids to be afraid. I have a teenaged daughter that can understand the news. I just constantly remind her that God is in control. He knows everything that is going on. I also tell her that Satan continually tries to make God’s children live in a state of fear. Learn scripture to quote when you are afraid, call on God in those moments.

  15. Rachel, I would love to read this book with Andrew! He is actually going to start formal religious education this week…so awesome! God is good! For now I comfort Andrew and both my two year old grandchildren by holding them and praying…

  16. I would LOVE to have this book. Be–cause. . .it’s what I tell myself all the time & my children. We pray & remind ourselves “It will be Okay.

  17. I read Psalm 91 to my children. It has a beautiful calming effect on us all.

  18. I talk to him and snuggle. I try to make sure he tells me his fears so I can talk it through with him.

  19. We pray, talk about the situation and give hugs

  20. I make myself available to her and remind her of God’s love for us. We read his word together.

  21. Kandi Bussey says:

    What a sweet book. I love Lysa, she is such a gifted person.

  22. Tracey M. says:

    I help my daughter feel safe when she is afraid by being emotional available to her whenever she needs to talk especially during this specific time period in our life. I give her my undivided attention and try to explain things the best I can. We also turn to the Bible when we are both experiencing issues with fear. Fear of the unknown creeps its ugly head in often and we are both afraid of the changes that are coming. I hold her close and pray. I try to model that we need to trust in God’s plan and put Him first, but lately I have been struggling as well. Thank you for the opportunity to win and share this book with my daughter.

  23. Lindsey Edwards says:

    Just a simple reminder that God is watching over us and will keep us safe.

  24. Thanks for the review! This book sounds perfect for my children! What a great giveaway.

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