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Trusting God When Bad Things Happen

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When bad things happen, what is your reaction? Do you trust God even when you don't understand?

There was a dark season in my life when it literally felt like an earthquake had occurred. Everything in my life seemed to be falling apart...my family, my finances, our Church. And I asked God the simple question, "Why?" This book is the result of my own search for answers. In t
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Kindle Edition, 62 pages
Published December 2012 by Body and Soul Publishing
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Grampy
Dec 25, 2012 Grampy rated it it was amazing
“Trusting God When Bad Things Happen” by Shelley Hitz is not a long book, but it has great potential to be a life-changing book. Calling on her own experiences of bad things happening, and how she learned to cope with tragedies by growing in her faith in God, Shelley has written a virtual cookbook on learning to trust in God and lean on Jesus. No one can read about her experiences and think “that wasn’t as bad as what I’ve gone through” or “maybe that works for her, but it won’t work for me”. ...more
Pauline Creeden
Dec 12, 2012 Pauline Creeden rated it it was amazing
"Life is Pain. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something."

This quote from The Princess Bride should also refer to Christianity. Just because you become a Christian does not mean that life will be perfect and care-free, and that you'll never trip or fall. Being a Christian just means that you'll have Someone there to help give you a hand up and console you if you hurt yourself, and someone who will point out certain potholes along the way and help to avoid them.

So if God is good...why
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Ray Middleton
Jan 06, 2014 Ray Middleton rated it it was amazing
Hitz, Shelley (2014-01-06). Trusting God When Bad Things Happen. Body and Soul Publishing. Kindle Edition, also available as a real book.

Another magnificent book from Shelley Hitz, with input from her husband, CJ, at the final chapter. The first two lines hit the nail on the head. These two have an extraordinary ability to write it ‘as it is’, with a simplistic style, akin to that of the Master Himself, written so that all can understand. No jargon and no thesaurus or specialist dictionary requi
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LINDA
Apr 08, 2015 LINDA rated it it was amazing
LIFE ISN'T A COMPETITION...

THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.... THE AUTHOR HIT IT RIGHT ON THE HEAD...

EVERYONE IN THIS HUMAN LIFETIME IS GOING TO EXPERIENCE IT " ALL," NO SHORT CUTS AND NO COMPETITION.. WE ALL RECEIVE THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE HAPPY, THE SAD, THE PAIN, THE HEARTBREAKING, THE TEARS OF SADNESS AND TEARS OF JOY... SOME MOMENTS WILL BE ACCELERATING AND OTHERS WILL BE EXCRUCIATING.. SCRIPTURE TELLS WE WILL HAVE HARD AND TROUBLING TIMES BUT WITH GOD IF HE TAKES YOU TO IT HE WI
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Adrienna
This book had positive and inspirational quotes, scriptures, and research knowledge in reference to the topics addressed per chapter. My favorite chapter was three, and enjoyed reviewing the charts on 4 views of God: benevolent, authoritative, direct, and critical. In this chapter, she also shares from Mark Virkler, his book, "How to hear from the voice of God" on those 4 areas (which my church did a lesson on this about 6 months ago and read the book).

This was a very short read via eBook (free
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Jessica
This was a short book of encouragement for anyone going through tough times. Mostly, it was a challenge to pray and read your bible – that even in the midst of suffering, we should hold on to Christ and his promises. There was also some suggestions for how to start journaling through your struggles which some might find helpful.

The only thing I didn't particularly like was how short the book was. I was only at 60% or so in the e-book version when it said “In Closing.” I did a double take then. H
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Anne Gooch
Jan 15, 2013 Anne Gooch rated it it was amazing
When bad things happen, what is your reaction? Do you trust God even when you don't understand?

I received this ebook from Shelly and I have never heard of her but boy I loved this short book! I love how Shelly uses bible scriptures throughout the book and has questions for you to ask/answer. I found myself agreeing with her with so much and I really enjoyed reading this book.

I think we all have asked God why bad things happen to us or to others. I am like everyone else I have had many storms in
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Sonya Deberte
Jan 24, 2014 Sonya Deberte rated it it was amazing
JEsus warned us that we will have troubles in this world. Shelly Hitz knows this personally. She pens a thought-provoking, short, study on how we can learn and grow in the midst of these events; or even after these events that we may not be able to forgive. IT is a short 3-part study but packed with truth. The Chapter that describes the different views we have of God, moved me and spoke to my heart.

I recommend this study to everyone and especially to those who have gone through or are in their
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Rushbug23
Oct 20, 2013 Rushbug23 rated it liked it
I received this book from Shelley in return for an honest review. Because my faith is very strong in GOD it is a little hard for me to give a fully objective review. I would have given this book 3.5 stars because i can see how it may help someone that is really struggling with their faith in GOD during bad times or period. It gives many references to scriptures in the bible and that reiterates that the bible is life's instruction book. I did enjoy the question answer format. More of that would ...more
Kyrana Jones
Jan 05, 2013 Kyrana Jones rated it liked it
Trusting God When Bad Things Happen by Shelley Hitz is a discussion between a teacher or mentor and a student or disciple. Useful for Christians and seekers, the non-confrontational format guides the reader through a process of questioning that often occurs when a person is working through painful events.

Hitz shows that our view of God and the way we choose to respond to those who have hurt us, even if that person is God, determines our future. An excellent tool for encouraging dialog as it enc
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Janet Moody
Dec 31, 2014 Janet Moody rated it really liked it
Trials will come

I found the short book was just the right amount of reading that I could do today. I liked the personal experiences that were included from both the author and the online person. She made me think about how I see God.
Trevor Lund
Apr 12, 2014 Trevor Lund rated it really liked it
Good discussion on this ever present trouble. I've learned the hard way to not give God credit for the works of the one who comes to steal, kill and destroy.
Crystal
Feb 27, 2013 Crystal rated it liked it
I won this in a LibraryThing giveaway, and thought that it had some good, short, info to offer to people who struggle to understand why god lets bad things happen.
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Shelley Hitz is an award-winning and international best-selling author. However, most importantly she is a wife, daughter, sister, friend and follower of Christ. She has been ministering alongside her husband, CJ, since 1998 and her main passion is to share God's truth and the freedom in Christ she has found with others. She does this through her books, websites and speaking engagements.

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