Thursday, September 22, 2016
Unreasonable Hope By: Chad Veach
Life's circumstances can sometimes be overwhelming. They take you for surprise and leave you feeling helpless and hopeless. A death in the family, a devastating illness, financial ruin. Whatever it is, God sees you and He loves you. He gives you hope to keep pressing on in the storm. Chad Veach has written a new book called Unreasonable Hope. He tells the story of how his daughter was diagnosed with a terrible disease and how his family overcame the feeling of hopelessness.
Chad Veach is the pastor at Zoe Church in Los Angeles. He has a wife and three children. One of which this book was written about her disease. In Unreasonable Hope, Veach takes us on the journey that he and his wife began when they had their very first child. A daughter named Georgia. When she was only a few months old, Georgia was diagnosed with a disease called lissencephaly (or smooth brain). It is a neurological illness that develops between 12 and 24 weeks gestation.
The Veach's were hit hard by this news. They felt sad for their daughter and feared for her future. As they struggled to find balance between their "normal" lives and trying to tend to their special needs daughter, God gives them hope. In the midst of their storm of finding a new "normal" they find Jesus and His ever-present help.
Veach gives the reader a new way to cope with the pain life can bring. Pain can bring so much hopelessness and helplessness. But, with God and His hope, you can overcome any of life's storms. When something unimaginable happens to us, we immediately start asking why and how and what did I do to deserve this. The author shows us how his family chose to have hope and look forward to what God brings to their lives each day.
Even though they have gone through their worst nightmare, they cling to Jesus and the hope that only He can provide.
This book read more like a memoir but it was easy to read. It answers some important questions about our faith in God during trials.
*Thank you to Book Look Bloggers for providing this book to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are solely my own.*