I've been reading 'Ruthless - Knowing the God Who Fights for You' by Bo Stern. I'm still new to figuring out what is good writing so I'll post part that has impacted my life and let you tell me if it's good or not.
I like how relate-able and conversational her writing is.
'Imagine that you came to me to say that a man had driven by you in his car, rolled down his window, hurled a rock at you, and called you ugly. How do you think I would respond? I can assure you that I would be furious. I would be so angry, in fact, that I would want to go get that guy and teach him a lesson in manners. I would be spitting mad at this injustice and ready to defend your cause at (nearly) any price.
Now imagine you told me that my husband, Steve, had driven by you, thrown a rock at you and called you ugly. Entirely different situation. How would I respond? I would tell you without hesitation, "You've got the wrong guy." I know Steve Stern. I've been married to him for twenty-eight years. That's twenty-eight years of conversations and family vacations and bounced checks and hard nights and fierce fights. I know him, and I've never known a more compassionate man. I've seen him rock our sick children through the night and tenderly care for their bike-crashing wounds. I was with him in a restaurant once when an older man who was recovering from surgery fell over and began bleeding from his head. While everyone else scattered, Steve got down on the floor, put the man's head in his lap, and started praying and speaking soft words over him. I know Steve I know his character.'
She wrote this to describe how when life is tough and we ask the question "Why would God do this to me?" that we have the wrong guy. Later in the same section she states, "God doesn't throw rocks at us."
I just love the reality check to go back and look at the character of God and see if what is happening in our lives is really from Him or if He is the one that is helping us pick up the pieces and go on.