When God Doesn't Fix It Study Guide: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can't Live Without
: For years, recording artist Laura Story believed common Christians myths such as God always promises happy endings, we can avoid pain if we serve God, and God will fix our problems if we just pray hard enough . But...
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For years, recording artist Laura Story believed common Christians myths such as God always promises happy endings, we can avoid pain if we serve God, and God will fix our problems if we just pray hard enough. But this all changed in 2006 when she her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He would never be the same. The fairytale life Laura had dreamed was no longer possible, yet through her broken dreams she was able to find joy and a deeper intimacy with Jesus than she knew was possible.
In When God Doesn't Fix It, Laura examines what the Bible says about God and why our lives often don't turn out the way we expect. She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith-men like Abraham, Joseph, David, and Paul-and shows how despite their flawed stories, God used them in extraordinary ways. This was not because of their faith but because of the faithfulness of their God.
God may not fix everything. In fact, our situation might never change or get better. But we can get better regardless of our 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.