I picked out Making Sense When Life Doesn’t by Cecil Murphey to review based on my own personal struggles. I am learning to look at life a different way. Chapter after chapter of this book stories told are stories of my life. Even though the struggle may not the same, it’s still a personal struggle. When a man of God can go through all the things that Cecil went through and still have faith that makes it a little more believable for me.
Looking at the table of contents, each chapter title says exactly what I need to hear. It flows perfectly. As I work on myself and reconfigure my brain to think about my past as lessons that needed to be learned, it makes it easier for me to read this book and understand that whatever has happened only happened for that little while and then I made it through. Somewhere along the lines I lost my faith and learning to get it back is something I struggle with every day.
Reassurance lay in the pages written by a complete stranger. Cecil Murphey knows struggle. There are so many wonderful quotes I have shared on my Facebook page. I am not sure which one is my favorite but I have to say that one of them would have to be this:
“My hurting friends don’t need my advice; they need my compassion.”
In my own personal experience, I just felt as if life was against me. Why were these bad things always happening to me? Why me? Poor me. Why is it that when there is a problem, someone always chimes in something to the effect of “well someone has it worse. Just be thankful your not homeless or being beat by your spouse” kind of thing. That is exactly what I don’t want to hear.