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If God is in Control Why is My Life Such a Mess? Experiencing God's Sovereignty During Dark and Difficult Days Paperback – October 11, 1998

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Dr. Michael Youssef is the president and host of the national radio ministry, "Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef." He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 11, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785271031
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785271031
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #828,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on December 15, 1998
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It's unbelievable to find so much wisdom presented so well in such a short book. Michael Youssef doesn't mince any words while sharing what he has learned from Elijah, Esther and from his own experience as well. If you sometimes feel like your life is a mess, and who doesn't, then you will find not just consoling words, but a real answer.
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This book, like all of Michael Youssef's books, is packed with spiritual dynamite that will set your heart afire for Christ. Youssef writes like he preaches, so if you enjoy listening to him preach, you will definitely enjoy this book. In it, Youssef uses his own amazing story and the fascinating story of Elijah to remind his readers that God is indeed in control, even when we are unable to see this truth. The book is insightful and very practical and is a must for those who struggle with depression and disappointment in their Christian walk.
Few preachers have the wisdom that the Holy Spirit has given Youssef, so I would enthusiastically recommend this book. I received the book yesterday and read almost the entire book in one sitting! I would highly recommend this book, along with Youssef's other books.
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This book, by Michael Youssef, is impactive and encouraging; well written, in an enjoyable, easy-to-read style and served to reaffirm from biblical accounts, as well as his own personal experience, that God never leaves us, even when life becomes messy.
If your heart is bent towards the Lord and you are truly seeking Him, you will find Him in every aspect of your life. The instruction and promise Jesus gave in Matthew 7:7-11 is, "ask, seek and knock".
We must ask the question, "what is God's purpose for me through this or that?" And then proceed to ask Him in prayer, seek Him in His Word, continuing in prayer, and knock, or persist in prayer, to receive answers and direction. Sometimes the delay in answers to our prayers is a time of spiritual preparation and growth. But be assured, you will receive answers in God's timing. In our society of immediate gratification, it's the waiting that is most painful. I can completely sympathize because I am a "wanted it yesterday" type, but God is teaching me patience. In the process of slowing down, being forced to wait gives us opportunity to watch with anticipation for God's answer. In the watching we get to see Him work in our lives in a way we may have missed had we not been "waiting".
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This book is life changing! If you want to put down the shovel and stop digging yourself into a deeper hole - this book is a great tool. A must read for anyone in a self defeating cycle.
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Mr. Youssef blends his life events - escaping Egypt despite an angry general, building a church with only six family members and no parishioners, etc. with the manic depressant antics of Prophet Elijah and a final chapter on Esther. If God can do the things He did through them, He can use you too. Quite enjoyable, even if he does credit Einstein with the laws of thermodynamics instead of relativity by mistake.
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I listen to Dr. Michael Youseff on Leading the Way on my phone every day. I absolutely love his sermons. They are very helpful and easy to follow. He speaks in a way that you can understand and can relate to. I learned of this book while listening to one of his sermons and decided to order it. It was such a blessing to me! It was a very easy read and I could relate to it. I enjoyed it so much that I passed it on to a friend that told me that it blessed her as well. I would highly recommend any of Dr. Youseff's sermons and books!
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To take my title, this book is a must for anyone like me who is full of faith one minute then like a plate of jelly the next - especially when life gives you an almighty kick in the pants!

Dr Youssef draws on his own experiences in life in an honest and very easy to read way - always keeping the reader's attention and pointing us to our God's Sovereignty in the 'All things' of life.

In my own situation I found this book very comforting and it has given me a new hope for the future, knowing my God (and yours) is truly in control and also knowing that not one thing happens in our lives that He doesn't allow or permit. Be Blessed.
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