When God Doesn't Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can't Live Without
: Is it possible that good things can come out of our broken dreams? Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story was faced with herworst fear?her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and wouldnever be the same....
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Is it possible that good things can come out of our broken dreams?
Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story was faced with herworst fear?her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and wouldnever be the same. Yes, with God all things are possible, but currently thereis no cure to restore Martin's short-term memory, eyesight, and othercomplications. The fairytale life she had dreamed of is no longer possible. Andyet Laura has found joy and a deeper intimacy with Jesus through this and otherbroken dreams.
Laura's understanding and faith has grown as she examines what theScriptures say about God. For years she believed myths such as:
? God always promises happy endings
? We can avoid pain if we serve God
? If we pray hard enough, God will fix ourproblems
? God can't use us until our story gets resolved
Laura helps usunderstand we aren?t the only ones whose lives didn?t turn out as we expected.She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith?men likeAbraham, Joseph, David, and Paul?and shows how despite their flaws and flawedstories, God was able to use them in extraordinary ways. And it was not becauseof their faith, but because of the faithfulness of their God.
God may not fix everything. In fact, yoursituation might never change or get better, but you can getbetter regardless of your situation.
Laura Story wrote the No. 1 worship hit "Indescribable" recorded in 2004 by Chris Tomlin, married a handsome athlete named Martin Elvington the next year, and began working in music and women's ministry at the 4,000-member Perimeter Church in Atlanta. After signing an artist deal with the INO Records, her 2008 national debut won a Dove Award for Inspirational Album and earned Laura two consecutive nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year - all blessings, indeed.
But amidst that success a brain tumor hospitalized her husband in 2006. The faith Story sang about was put through the unexpected fires of fear and loneliness; most young newlyweds don't imagine being kept alive at one point by breathing machines or having to find their way through significant post-operative vision and memory loss. Could grace notes resound from such a life-altering struggle? Laura's songs suggests they do.
Jennifer Schuchmann is an accomplished writer, trainer, and speaker noted for creative and practical approaches to business and spiritual topics. The author of Your Unforgettable Life, Nine Ways God Always Speaks and Six Prayers God Always Answers.
Jennifer has also written for Today's Christian, The Christian Communicator, and Atlanta magazine. She is active in her church, Johnson Ferry Baptist, where she founded and co-teaches a Sunday morning Bible study called "Breakfast and a Movie." She is married to David, and they have a twelve-year-old son, Jordan, who is proof that God answers prayer