I highly recommend this for anyone whose world has been shaken by tragedy—whether it be the loss of a loved one, severe illness, abuse, or other deep and painful trial.
Here is my open letter to Cameron Cole:
Grief was nothing like me or my husband expected. The way you describe your story and grief throughout your book helped us realize that you too felt the depths of pain that seem unfathomable before being experienced. If God could give you a steadfast hope, then surely He could give it to us too.
Your chapters on God’s providence and finding joy again have been critical for me. Going through my worst shook me to my core on what I believed about God. My responses to the way God worked in/through tragedy revealed that I barely knew the Source of true joy. When it comes to reading books, I often mark up the pages with my thoughts and reactions. Throughout my copy of Therefore I Have Hope, you’ll find notations. In the chapters on providence and joy, you might be overwhelmed by all the notes—from underlining, to stars and hearts, to exclamations like “Wow!” and “Praise God! Never thought of that!” Thank you for clearly articulating and applying what the Bible says about providence and joy. Mind blowing. Life changing.
Thank you for not keeping your story to yourself, but allowing God to use it to help others.
Therefore I Have Hope
If you have been shaken by tragedy, where have you found your source of encouragement?
7/12/2019 10:21:37 am
This sounds like such an important read, Kathy.
7/26/2022 04:25:29 pm
This book was such a help to Kathy in her time of grieving. I love how she writes, "I needed to learn my desperate need for daily and hourly grace." God's grace is sufficient, and His mercies are NEW every morning, because He knows we need it!
7/12/2019 10:43:23 am
This book sounds great. And I will pray for you through your continuing grief. I am so very sorry. Laurensaprks.net
7/26/2022 04:26:04 pm
Thank you, Lauren!
Ah. To have the strength to be weak again. Sometimes I don't want the layers or lather rinse repeat but I'm glad you went ahead. All (all) is God's unfathomable timing. When you read the book and when all will come to pass. Is it this Nov I need to be praying on? Shared and tweeted.
7/26/2022 04:27:50 pm
I know, Sue! "To have the strength to be weak again." When I read those words from Kathy's pen I cried!
7/26/2022 04:29:40 pm
Thank you, Maree Dee! I hope you enjoy this book as much as Kathy did. I know it will be a help to you! I love how she writes, “If you’ve ever gone through hard times, care about someone who’s gone through hard times, or counsel anyone who’s gone through hard times, then you should read this book.” So true!!
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