He found her! When I heard her read God is Just Not Fair on audio I was blown away! I told Phil, “She read my book exactly how I would have read it if I could see to read!”
My husband was a Facebook stalker for me.
True confession: I am that author. I am the author who buys her own book because she cannot wait to get it in the mail from the publisher! Ha! Actually, it’s because I am such a big Audible.com listener that when I found my own audiobook on Audible, I just had to get it! Goofy, I know.
“Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?”
by Jennifer Rothschild, Author of God Is Just Not Fair
My daughter-in-law Caroline and I travel together, and when we’re in the airport, we’ll do about anything to make it to Starbucks during our layovers. As you can imagine, we can be quite the pair with all our luggage and coffee – not to mention the fact that I’m blind!
The other day she mentioned something that stood out to me. She said “I need Jesus more than coffee.” So simple, yet so true. She wrote this post when she was in graduate school last year, and I thought you all would love it.
Waiting for my coffee to finish brewing made me late to class. I did a clumsy dance all the way there as I attempted to hold all my books along with the piping hot (and dangerous) cup of coffee; the price was darn high to get that cup of coffee into my 8 AM class.
But, it was worth it. No doubt. I knew that if I didn’t have it, I’d stumble through the day, a cloud would hang low over my day.
Coffee starts my day; I offer it to friends when they come over. I treat myself to coffee when I study or simply when I want a treat. I need it; I enjoy it. It’s a faithful friend.
I love it when one of my sons echoes back to me words that originally came from my mouth. “Help a mama out” is what I often say to Connor when I want to get his attention and get his help with something.
I shouldn’t have been surprised when he looked at me after school yesterday and said, “Help a brother out.” This was after he had asked me for some Cheez-Its and I was slow to respond! You better believe that when he repeated my words back to me, I heard him! I smiled and grabbed the Cheez-Its.
God is ready to help us and He hears clearly when we echo back His words. And, when we don’t know what to pray, we can pray God’s Word back to Him. So, when you need God’s help, use these four Scriptures as the substance of your prayer, and He will “help a sister out!”
I’m so happy you are here. My new book, God is Just Not Fair: Finding Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense (Zondervan) is available at bookstores everywhere starting Tuesday, March 25. Because I believe in this book so much, if you order between March 24-March 29 (Launch Week), I’m giving away 5 Bonus Gifts worth up to $107.
I recently wrote a post telling you why I wrote the book and how it can help anyone who feels like life doesn’t make sense. Ann Voskamp, Lysa TerKeurst, Kay Arthur, Kirk Cameron and others were kind enough to read it before publication. You’ll find what they thought about the book on the right side of this page.
The main thing I want to communicate here is that if you buy the book during LAUNCH WEEK (March 24-29), I will give you Five Bonus Gifts.
These Five Bonus Gifts come to you in an easy-to-download format only.
I know you are struggling. I can hear those doubts tossing around in your mind. You’re wondering if I still care about you, if I am even aware of your daily frustrations and discouragements. You feel as though the trials you are going through don’t matter to me and you question if I even hear your prayers.
I know you can’t see it now, but these trials have purpose.
All throughout Scripture we see that God is not only aware of those who are hurting, but He also cares for them. From Hagar in Genesis to the lepers in the New Testament, God stoops to care and heal with His touch. Just as we see Jesus bending down to heal all throughout the gospels, He meets us too. When our hearts ache, when we feel forgotten, when we face tragedy… He is near.
“I Am” promises “I will.”
I just love that. When we know who God is, we can trust how he will respond.
God is just not fair. Have you ever felt like that?
I sure have. I’ve lived that sentence over and over again. In fact, I even wrote a new book titled God is Just Not Fair (Zondervan). The book will be released March 25th, and within the pages of the book bears my raw, honest heart.