– by Joel Osteen

The same God who leads us to green pastures guides us through the valleys.
#1 New York Times best-selling author Joel Osteen shares how God uses the darkness in life for good.

All of us will go through dark times that we don’t understand: a difficul­ty with a friend, an unfair situation at work, a financial setback, an unexpect­ed illness, a divorce, or the loss of a loved one. These types of experiences are part of the human journey. 

But when we find ourselves in such a place, it’s important that we keep a positive perspective.

Osteen teaches that if we stay in faith and keep a good attitude when we go through challenges, we will not only grow, but we will also see how all things work together for our good.

Through practical applications and scriptural insight, Blessed in the Darkness focuses on how to draw closer to God and trust Him when life doesn’t make sense.

If we will go through the dark place in the valley trusting, believing, and knowing that God is still in control, we will come to the table that is already prepared for us, where our cup runs over.

Review
Osteen’s latest provides a reminder that it is possible to focus on the positive, even in a difficult situation. Numerous personal stories are included to punctuate Osteen’s points. Some of them may be familiar if you listen to his sermons on TV or if you have read some of his other books. However, they are stories that are beneficial to hear more than once. 

I have read numerous books by Osteen, and I have yet to be disappointed. The books, along with his messages in general, always contain nuggets of wisdom and truth that can be applied to circumstances in my life, since they are very relatable. As with past books, I highlighted numerous passages in this one, and it is a book I will refer back to when I need encouragement and help with focusing on the positive. If that is what you are looking for, I think you will enjoy this book.” – Leslie M (GoodReads)


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