The Israelites sure did. After all, they spent forty years wandering the desert. Victories were scarce. Progress was slow. They were free from Pharaoh but not free from fear. Saved but stuck.
Sounds a lot like midlife misery. Caught in a rut. Stalled out. Running on empty. Are you mired in the same?
You can name the day you became a Christian and escaped Egypt. But you can’t remember the last time you defeated a temptation or experienced an answered prayer. You’re fighting the same battles you fought the day you came to Christ. You’re out of Egypt, but Egypt’s not out of you.
Isn’t the Christian life supposed to be better than this?
Jesus offers abundant joy. Yet you live with oppressive grief. The epistles speak of grace. You shoulder guilt. You are more than a conqueror yet are commonly conquered by temptation or weaknesses.
But there’s good news. With God’s help you can close the gap between the person you are and the person you want to be. Like Joshua and the Israelites, you can move from a wilderness existence into a promised inheritance.
This is God’s vision for your life. You, at full throttle. You, as you were intended. You, as victor over the Jerichos and giants. You, minus the stumbles, hurts, and hate.
You and your Promised Land life.
About The Author:
More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.
Max Lucado has been one of my top ten authors for a very long time and each time I read one of his books, I am encouraged and challenged to dig deeper into God's word and really allow it to impact me. Recently I had the opportunity read his upcoming release, Glory Days, and once again, Lucado did not disappoint.
With Glory Days, Max Lucado takes us through the life of Joshua and teaches us that trials and tribulations will happen in our life, wilderness experiences will occur, but God will walk us through, guide us and allow us to grow from the trial to be what He wants us to be.
The book flowed nicely and was very easy to read and comprehend, written in the very simplistic style that Lucado is well known for. A perfect read for all of us experiencing trial now or in the past, and it will encourage you to move on and grow from it.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
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***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***