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beautiful things happen when a woman trusts God {review + giveaway}

I don’t know about you, but trusting God can be a daily struggle for me. When life is happy and comfortable, going just like you planned, it is easy to trust God. But when there is pain and disappointment in life, trusting God all of a sudden becomes very hard. We have to decide if we can trust God even when our heart aches. We have to decide if we can trust God even when we don’t see evidence of His power or His presence. And we can. Because we know who God is, because he is dependable and trustworthy, we can accept what he gives and takes away–even when we don’t understand.
I am pretty sure I am not alone in my struggle to trust God. I love hearing the testimonies of people who have chosen to believe God’s truth and trust Him despite overwhelming circumstances. I love to learn from others. So, I was excited to read and review Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh.Β 
Sheila shares with great vulnerability her journey from recording artist, to talk show host, to psychiatric patient. Through her brokenness she shares how hard it is to trust, how we learn to trust, how we live with trust, and how our lives are transformed by trust.
Not only does Sheila share her story, but her story is interwoven between the stories of ten men and women of the Bible who’s lives were also transformed as they learned to trust God. Each chapter focuses on a different character–David, Paul, Abraham, and others–and lessons from their lives.
I was reminded of a few things about trust as I read through this book:
  • God is more interested in what He is doing in me than through me
  • It is never too late to start trusting God
  • When I feel lost or confused, I can navigate the worst places by resting on, trusting in, God’s revealed Word
  • Nothing is for nothing–no pain in our life is wasted
  • You can trust God with everything you have and are, because he never has and never will fail you
  • Trust is not easy, but certainly life-changing

This book took me awhile to read (although I am not a very fast reader to begin with). There is so much information included in the chapters–lots of scripture to read and so many characters from the Bible to get to know. This book also includes a free in-depth Bible study for individuals and small groups as well as discussion questions for book clubs if you want to grab some friends to read along with you.
Would you like to read more about Sheila’s journey and what God has taught her about trusting Him? Thomas Nelson Publishers has sent me ten books to giveaway to my readers. Yeah! Ten books means lots of winners!
Giveaway Details:

Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh

TEN winners chosen at random

One entry per person

Giveaway ends Friday, October 1st at 10pm (CST)

To enter leave a comment in today’s post
(bonus: tell me one way you are trusting God or need to trust God today)
Sheila Walsh is now a Woman of Faith speaker appearing in front of more than 400,000 women a year. For the latest updates on Sheila join her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, or visit her website.Β 
  • Sarah - I would love to win this book. I am going through a tough transition in my life and need to trust God that it will work out.ReplyCancel

  • robyn - This book sounds great. I need to trust God with the health of my 2-month old. He has been sick and it is too early for that.ReplyCancel

  • danielle - i am trusting god wholeheartedly. trying not to trust him in little things alone, but in it all.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Marie - Would love this book! Trusting God to provide a job for my DH so I can be home with my DD.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Oh, I’m so excited to read this!

    I have twins girls Grace & Faith who were born at 23 weeks gestation and spent 5 months in the NICU at Childrens Hospital.
    Grace is losing her vision…and Faith is deaf {from her prematurity}.
    While these are daily struggles we face, we know HIS plan and will for our lives are so much greater than we could ever know. But I do have to remind myself daily to let it go…and give it to GOD!ReplyCancel

  • The Pressley Family - I would love to read that book! My husband (who is a minister) and I are in a season right now where all we can do is trust God to direct us where He wants us to be. We’re are learning to let go and let God.ReplyCancel

  • JESSICA - I would love to win a copy of this book. I am an avid reader and enjoy any recommended literature.
    I need to learn to trust God with my husband’s current career situation…and probably tons more that I can’t think of at the moment.

    Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Summer - I trust God with all my heart. He knows what is best for me and my family. Even though he doesn’t answer my prayers with the way I want him too, I know it’s the way he wants things to be and I am truly grateful.

    summer.tidmore at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • Ethansmom08 - I just finished Angie Smith’s book “I will Carry You” today and I feel like this book would be a great read for me now as well. My husband and I are expecting our second child in about 5 weeks or so and I need to trust that the Lord will guide us and provide for our family. I also need to trust that He will allow me to trust Him with the health of both our children as this is something I constantly worry about.


  • Elena - I need to trust God when it comes to my future and what it holds! Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - My dear friend just went through a hard delivery which involved delivering @ 29 weeks, losing over 3x her amount of blood (which is 5x the amount for someone who isn’t pregnant), and a complete hysterctomy. I am having to remind myself to trust that He will make these things all work out for their good. Yet right now, as her husband tries to care for their 2 yr old, be at her side, and attend to their newborn daughter in NICU, it’s hard to remember to trust! How beautiful it will be to look back down the road and see how God was working this all out for their good and for those around them! Now…to TRUST!ReplyCancel

  • Tara - What a great giveaway. I’m trusting God with my future. I’m waiting patiently for Him to tell me the next steps to take.ReplyCancel

  • The Coleman Family - Wow! I don’t feel like I have ever been through anything that compares to what you have been through in your life and to see you trust God the way you do inspires me greatly! Thank you for sharing this book with us! I can’t wait to read it! I want to learn to trust God more in our finances, specifically to trust Him that I can be happy outside of having a great career and monetary gains. I know He can and will, I just need to take that huge leap of FAITH!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - sounds like a wonderful book!ReplyCancel

  • Rob and Corrie - We just moved to Texas…far from any family and friends. Trusting HIM to meet the needs of our hearts. And you know what?! He IS meeting them, even (or maybe, especially!) in the moments that don’t FEEL like He is! Maybe that’s ’cause my feelings aren’t generally based on NEEDS. πŸ™‚
    It also has drawn my hubby and me even closer to each other…and our God.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - I would really love this book. Even if I don’t win, I think I may purchase a copy. It is hard for me to live away from home and I’ve now been here 3+ years. It’s hard to trust God that this is where He wants me. It’s a daily struggle.ReplyCancel

  • sharalyns - I’m trusting God with our 6th pregnancy (hopefully 2nd baby) right now. It’s not easy.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - This book is very appealing to me. I have been a christian a long time but this year has proved to be the hardest of my life. Many ups and downs and learning to trust His promises even when my heart doesn’t feel it. Thank you for your honesty and encouraging words in your posts.ReplyCancel

  • AM - After years of struggling to trust my body, my mind, men in my life and failing miserably maybe I need to take a stab at trusting MY GOD.ReplyCancel

  • bella - Many times I have had to put my total trust in God. My husband and I were told we could not have children, yet we were able to adopt a daughter and later give birth to 2 more daughters. God is good! I am trusting in God to take care of my cousin who is battling cancer and I am constantly praying for her. I would love to read the book!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I need to trust God and his plan no matter if I pass this test or not.

  • Amy Pinney - I would absolutely love to read this book. So much of my life is in “limbo” right now, and I’m struggling to remember that no matter what happens, he is in control and it’s about his will, not mine.ReplyCancel

  • office - Hi Jess. First time to comment, but I have been a faithful reader since Cora went into the hospital. I am sorry I have not written to you before, but you have been an enormous encourager to me. Although I have not had to face the same challenges as you, I see that taking the leap of faith of complete trust in God can be difficult not matter where we are on our journey. My husband is a pastor and things are difficult for us right now. The church is not growing and we feel like such failures. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this book! Blessings to you. Lisa KReplyCancel

  • Sarah J. - I’d love to read this book.

    I have to remind myself daily that God has our future already planned out, and He knows our next steps. I trust Him in providing for my husband and I to raise our daughter the right way.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I would love to win this book! I need to trust God in the small things.

  • Kristen Jennings - I am currently trusting God to walk me through the grief of losing my son. I was 19 weeks pregnant with my 7th child when we unexpectedly found out that he had died because his umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck twice. God is still good but these days are hard. I would love to read this book – thank you for offering it as a giveaway.

    Kristen Jennings – AZReplyCancel

  • the breedens - I struggle to trust God in so many situations, from tiny to big things. And you are so right that it’s easy to trust him when things are going well. And it’s also easier to trust him in situations that are not directly affecting you. That is one area I’d like to grow – trust him wholeheartedly regardless of who the situation is happening to.ReplyCancel

  • Rose - I have struggled to trust God in a “why did you take this away from me” situation for a long time. A book on this topic would be refreshing, I’m sure.ReplyCancel

  • thedeinesfamily - I find it difficult to trust God when I struggle with parenting my 2-year-old.


  • Yolanda - I love your bullet point of ‘no pain in our life is wasted’, lately I have been thinking of all the pain in my life and how in the end God had a plan for all that pain…a great reward for my patience and trust in him. I always tell myself that every time another situation arises when I need to trust HIM that he has a plan for me in the end, I just can’t see it at that moment.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I would love to win this book. We are moving and are going through so many new transitions (with a new baby!).ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Would love to read this. I want to trust God with our finances.
    Laura B.ReplyCancel

  • Leatha - Ah, this looks like a wonderful book! I am trusting God with my 12 yr. old DS who has been diagnosed with ADHD today! I know his plan is perfect and I know my son has been fearfully and wonderfully made!:)ReplyCancel

  • bayleesmommy07 - I normally dont do this but there are some serious and huge life changes coming up in my life I havent been trusting in God since I had a miscarriage 5 years ago now I think there has to be a time for opening myself again, making myself a better person not only for my daughter but for myself, working on myself in the midst of a separation from my husband.ReplyCancel

  • Just the Two of US - As a single mom for six years, trusting that God has a plan for me sounds easy, yet I know he does, I sometimes fall short of why my life really is this way. I could think of a million reason why i need and want to read this book!
    Thanks for the chance, I love reading your blog=)ReplyCancel

  • BURNS FAMILY - I would love to win this book and learn from reading it! I am trying to trust God and to let go of trying to control every situation I go through. He is in control and I want to follow Him not my actions!ReplyCancel

  • Todd and Courtney - I would LOVE to read this. Ive been having to trust God with our move to Texas. We’ve had only 1 house showing in 5 months here in Tennessee. I’m having to trust and lean on God to decide if we should even make this move, knowing it would be better for our family.ReplyCancel

  • Todd and Courtney - I would LOVE to read this. Ive been having to trust God with our move to Texas. We’ve had only 1 house showing in 5 months here in Tennessee. I’m having to trust and lean on God to decide if we should even make this move, knowing it would be better for our family.ReplyCancel

  • lmashe81 - I would love to win this book also. I need to learn to trust God in lots of areas in my life. I have a lot of issues. One of mine is that he will never leave me no forsake me.ReplyCancel

  • Rissa - I would love a copy of this book as I am part of a Ladies Bible study group that meets every week. I’m always needing to learn how to trust God better and I would love to learn so I can be a model for my children.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - I saw Shelia at Women of Faith in Dallas, and she is a very inspiring person. I am trusting that God will heal by daughter’s 4 year old friend Dixie who was kicked in the head by a horse almost 2 weeks ago. She walked for the first time today but still isn’t talking.ReplyCancel

  • McKenzie - This must have been a sign today for me. I am struggling right now with a little bit of depression which is affecting my marriage. I know that I need to fix myself and my relationship with God before I can fix my marriage because my problem lies within myself and my walk with him.
    I have read your blog since the day Cora got sick and it has helped me in so many ways to remember to count my blessings on a daily basis! Thank you for this inspiring post and I hope to be able to share with you in this learning experience.ReplyCancel

  • Rock - I would love to read this book. I am a mom of 3 little ones. I have to stop and remember to trust God many times during my day. Thanks for sharing.


  • The Sieberts - i need to trust that God knows the plan for my life EVERY step of the way. :o) thanks for a great post Jess!ReplyCancel

  • mama2maya - Sounds like a great book. I am trusting God for patience with my two-year-old!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rockin Baby Ryan - I recently read the book “The Power of the Praying Wife”. And saw first hand the changes it brought not only to my husband but also to our relationship. I also highly recommend this book. But while I pray for him, I do feel lax in what I do for myself and let my own faith wonder. I would love to add this book to my evening routine!ReplyCancel

  • Magda - I would love to win this book! I have trouble trusting God when I suffer from anxiety. It is a daily struggle that I’m hoping to overcome and hoping to get better at giving it to God.ReplyCancel

  • enatp - I’m trusting God with the desires of my heart to be a wife and mother.ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - Learning to lean on the Lord everyday of my second pregnancy (I’m 31 weeks pregnant). We lost our first baby Leyton when I was 39 weeks pregnant. We are still clinging to Jesus and believe He is good, all of the time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I would be so happy to win this book. I am a missionary wife and am constantly needing to trust God with the life He has given me.

    Sarah Pfeil


  • Whitney - I will have to add this to my reading list, win or not. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Would Love to read that book!

    My husband and I are currently working on trusting God financially.ReplyCancel

  • Robin - I would love to have a chance to win the book! I am currently trusting God to keep me focused on my AA recovery. I just passed the 1 year mark, and need to keep focused. I know God is the one to help me. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy M. Harris - This book really looks like something I could benefit from. So neat you get to give some away.
    I am still learning to trust in some marriage areas.
    Blessings, Jess!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi REDISKE - Sounds like a wonderful book to be able to read and then pass it on to others-sure hope I can be a winner. I know several people that could use this book also. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am trusting God with the future of our family. Hubby is in the Military and we may be moving.

  • Amy - This has been such a struggle for me since having Grace. I find there is so much to fear. I daily need to re-put my trust in the Lord.ReplyCancel

  • Jenna Johnson - Loved this post. I would love this book. I have had to lean on God and trust him so much since I’ve started college. It makes me sad that people are not here for the same reasons I am, and I have to look to Jesus for my guide more than ever.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - This book sounds great! I need to trust God more as my husband heads back to school to study to be in the ministry field. The time committment and finances needed are overwhelming, but I want to completley trust God that this is His plan!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - This book sounds like a dose of just what I need… what we all need! I just have a lot going on in my life right now. We have 15 month old who has been having seizures that we are trying to get under control, a 3 year old who is having a hard time adjusting as we just moved to a new city and a all that goes with starting over for all of us. My trust issues are no greater than anyone else but I read your blog each day and thought this would be such an uplifting thing to win. Thank you for your vulnerability and amazing stories of healing and hope.ReplyCancel

  • millermoments - I would love to win a book. I lost my husband to leukemia, and am trying to keep my trust with my faith.
    I love reading your blog and seeing your faith in action.


  • Jodi - Trusting God for direction in my life!ReplyCancel

  • Marissa - I would love to win this book. I am learning to trust God with the loss of my first baby girl at 36 weeks.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy in the Chicago 'burbs. - This book sounds great. I have to trust God everyday. My oldest daughter has cerebral palsy and seizures, I have to trust that He is protecting her. Not easy to do every day.ReplyCancel

  • Livesays - Jess,
    You write so beautifully! I need to trust God with our family’s finances, my work at school, Caden, worries about our parents’ health, and the desires of my heart that are not fulfilled.
    thanks for sharing!

  • Brooke - That is awesome. I just was telling a friend how I feel like we often want to take credit when we have great times in our lives, but blame God when it is a rough time. I feel like I have been able to overcome this in a small SEASON of my life….walking through this pregnancy and trusting that God is enough. Would love to read this book. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Carrie M. - ~ I need to trust His daily plan for my life. While Jeremiah 29:11 is beautiful to say, it can be hard to understand and remember that He is in control.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Bartell - Sounds like an awesome book! I am (trying to) trust God with healing my son’s finger right now. A minor problem, but we serve a God who’s into details!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - I think this is a book that I need to read even if I don’t win it! πŸ™‚ I need to trust God DAILY with my singleness and with where HE has me RIGHT now.ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Would love to win this. I am currently struggling with trusting God in our finances. As I’m sure you know full well, being in agriculture and waiting for the harvest (aka payday of unknown amount) can be so difficult.ReplyCancel

  • The Richardson's - Sounds like a fantastic book. I am definitely needing to rely and trust God with some physical postpartum issues.ReplyCancel

  • Taking Heart - You are such a light… it is so refreshing to read your posts, and see your vivid photographs. You have a way with words that can only be God breathed… it is very evident that your story reaches so many… that your pain is certainly not wasted. Joy is something we choose every day… and I am thrilled that you choose it… and share your life so others who share your pain do not feel alone.

    I am trusting God today that everything… Everything… EVERYTHING is going to be all right… because of He who loves us.ReplyCancel

  • RA - this book is on my amazon wish list… i would love to win it! I graduate university in the spring and I need to trust God with my future and what it is He wants me to do!ReplyCancel

  • Travis,Stephanie, Olivia & Alex - thanks for your words, you are so encouraging !!
    a part of me still holds on to a few little things, i need to let go, trust and have faith πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Melissa B. - Wow, I needed to hear that today. I found out today that my husband and I are not longer eligible to live in married housing because I wasn’t able to get enough money to pay for my semester and dropped my last class that I needed to graduate. We are no longer students and they told us we need to be out in a month. We are newlyweds and I am a Canadian citizen going through the immigration process. I am not allowed to work and we are really struggling. the brake lines on our car broke two days ago and we arent sure if our car is going to last us…
    I had a mini breakdown today and felt.. honestly very scared.
    I am still feeling that way and unsure of what we should do right now. But, as you reminded me.. I need to trust God in all circumstanes..I wonder what He has in store for us.

    Thanks for posting this.
    I also would love to win the book!ReplyCancel

  • traci527 - Well its good to know that I am not alone in needing to trust God. We just moved, and I need to trust God for a job. Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - I would love to win. I definitely could use some insight on trusting God, especially when you’re seeking guidance and He is silent.ReplyCancel

  • The Ice Princess - I am struggling to trust Him with my new job and with my husband’s new job.ReplyCancel

  • Devon - i would love this book….

    i have 2 little boys in a heaven and trusting daily that god had purpose for their and for ours is very hard…..its a day by day thing.ReplyCancel

  • Rach - Oh I need to read this! We are facing infertility and I’m struggling with trust right now.ReplyCancel

  • Patti - I would love to win this book. I am trusting God to be able to stay home with my daughter eventually. I work part time and my heart longs to be with her full time. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Claire - Love encouraging books! I am learning to entrust God with my college-age child. Her physical safety is hard for this mom to lose control (did I ever have control☺) of day-to-day. God is always walking with her!ReplyCancel

  • Leah - I’m trusting that this road through the preschool years will be worth it one day, and that the struggles and constant discipline we are dealing with today will pay off in a man of God in the end! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • CLS - Sounds like a great book. I lost a friend last week and it has really opened my eyes to be more appreciative. Another friend saw a bumper sticker that said, “Earth holds no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.”ReplyCancel

  • MommaMoulton - I have always been a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and really truly believe that God is in control, however it is much easier to remind myself of this when life seems to be good. I am always reading your blog, and always find something uplifting from each one. This one really spoke to me, b/c lately things have seemed to fall apart, and trusting God is something I also struggle with on a daily basis. I would love the opportunity to get this book. Thanks for your blog! πŸ™‚


  • William, Megan and Avery - I just watched a Sheila Walsh talk on DVD in my women’s Bible study last week! I really liked her πŸ™‚

    I’m currently having control issues with God. Don’t we all at some point or another? Or at many points? Finances are probably the biggest part of that.

    I can’t wait to see who wins!ReplyCancel

  • Gail - Looks like a great book–I’d love to read it! GREAT seeing you the other week!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Personally I have been trusting god as I was fired two months ago from my first career job (teaching) it broke my heart and spirit even when I did nothing wrong and it was proven. My repuration, my chance in teaching may be gone forever, but im putting it in the hands of god to lead me. I have intreviewed, talked to and applied from gosh and creation around, had one day sub job and the woman cheated me out of my pay after I paid 65 dollars for my OWN fingerprints that she said id work enough to get back havent heard of another day to work since, begged the pastor to even meet wtih me to discuss it (church based daycare) he wont even TALK to me.. Some minister of god he is UGH.. But a door may be opening im seeing a small crack, it wont be in preschool but in an infant and toddler room an area that I didnt want to work in because it hurts that my children are older now and the fourth baby we wanted we couldnt have (had tubes tied and regretted it for many many years) but he is going to lead me through this, he has gotten me this far..

  • lil misses' mama - I would love to read this book! I am learning to trust God in that I often think that my plans for myself and for my family are best and that my agenda and schedule is perfect the way I lay it out…but I need to give all my days, hours, minutes over to the Lord to chart. He alone is the orchestrator of our time on earth so why shouldn’t I turn every moment over to Him?ReplyCancel

  • Starla - I have been wanting a good book to read and have been searching for something; I think this is it! Even though it is difficult for me, I have been putting my worries on God’s shoulders and trusting in Him for many things. Mainly for balance between home and work. I have a husband and 4 children at home ranging from 18 yrs to 8 months and have just been given a difficult assignment at work.

    starlawitzki at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • Erin - Would love to read this book. I’m struggling with the “What if’s” in life. Love your heart for the Lord. I was thinking about you and your family last night and felt the need to pray for you. Hope you have a good night!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - I would love to read this book. Trusting God is definitely a struggle for me. I want to control everything around me and I don’t get to. Right now I am trusting that God is writing my story and no matter how similar and different it is from what I want to to be, it best glorifies God when I follow Him.ReplyCancel

  • Angie - I need to trust God with everything…I am definitely a control freak. I would love to win this book!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - I am dealing with an incredibly difficult situation at work this year (I am a teacher, traveling between two schools) and feel unsupported. I need to trust God that all things work for the good…ReplyCancel

  • Mikayla Lynne - Sounds like a great book I could use right now πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance added to my book list if I don’t win!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - Based on another blog that I follow, I chose to select a “word for the year”. My word for this year was “TRUST”. I am trying so hard to learn to trust God in the daily ins and outs of my life and sometimes that is so difficult. I would love to read this book and see what wisdom she has to share!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - I am trusting God in our season of we’re both healthy, but not getting pregnant while volunteering at a Crisis Pregnancy Center.
    It’s a blessing and a curse most days.ReplyCancel

  • Our Life :) - I would love to have this book! I am struggling with trusting that God will lead my husband in the right career path that would be best for our family…ReplyCancel

  • k and c's mom - I am trusting God that there IS a future and a hope for me since my husband died a year ago. I know this on many levels: the mercy and grace God has shown me is so precious…I just seem “stuck” right now.
    This book sounds wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I have not seen this book before, but it made me smile when I read the title & your post. When I was a senior in college, someone interviewed each of us and put together a senior book with all the interviews~ anyway at the end of my story I said, “You don’t always know what God is going to do, but when you trust Him, it’s always a beautiful thing.” πŸ™‚

    Right now I am trusting God in His perfect timing of bringing about change in my husband’s job that will allow us to return to building our marriage and family the way we know God wants us to and not let the “corporate world” dictate that for us.

    Love your blog~ thanks for the chance at receiving this book!ReplyCancel

  • mim and company - I wouldlove to read this book. I am always struggling with insercuties and friendship issues

  • Emily @ Little Home - I’d like a chance to read and learn from this book! Can always use reminders and encouragement in this area.ReplyCancel

  • Benny boy... - I’m learning to trust God’s timing instead of my own. He sees every day of my ENTIRE life; I can’t even see what the next moment holds…so why is it so hard to trust that His plans are higher, better, and more complete than my own?

    I LOVE your blog…thank you for always being so encouraging!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I desire to trust Him fully with our finances. I long to know that his provisions for our needs is enough.
    dreanne1031 (at) yahoo (dot) comReplyCancel

  • Breanna and Nick - This book sounds wonderful! I need to trust God more through my pregnancy. I am pregnant for the 2nd time ( lost the first baby at 8 weeks) and am now 15 weeks pregnant. I still have the fear inside of me that something will go wrong like the first time. I have gotten better at trusting God with me and this sweet baby, but I keep telling myself that I need to put it ALL into Gods hands. Thank you for this opportunity and for sharing your life with so many of us!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - I need to trust God more in general and bring my worries to him BEFORE they spin out of control. I’m working on it. Slowly.
    PS: Love your blog, don’t think I’ve commented before, but I read it daily.ReplyCancel

  • mary - Could definitely benefit from this book — I’ve been in the midst of a LONG spiritually dry spell, where my trust has been more in myself than in the Lord. Complacency has sadly become my habit, and I am looking for a way to get out of this rut!! Thanks for sharing with us all!!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - I’m in a transition stage of life and really, really need to put more trust in God. I love the title of this book!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I would love to read this. I have 2 kids with rare chromosome disorders and know God is in control but have a hard time letting go.

  • Ashley - I came back from our family vacation (the first vacation we had taken since we had kids!) to find out I had lost my job. I lost sleep for weeks wondering how we were going to survive on one income. I prayed about it and realized that God would provide for our family in some way. It has taken me a lot to trust, but 3 months later, we are still afloat. It’s not easy, and things are tight, but I am trusting in Him to work out all the details!ReplyCancel

  • Brad, Kara, & Braden Janzen - This book looks perfect! I am helping with youth group small groups this year and the theme is trust! Also, as you know, I’m working hard at trusting God with the precious little life growing inside of me. I love the advice you’ve given me along the way and am learning to trust WHO God is! Can’t wait to catch up with you again soon!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - the book sounds awesome. trust and obey for there is no other way!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - oops, trust and obey was…


  • Kristin - As a wife and mother, I am definitely working on trusting more. I struggle with letting go of my worries and doubts, and remembering I’m not really in charge – He is.

    The book looks like a wonderful read!ReplyCancel

  • Kendall Smith - I would love to read it too!!! Especially if it comes so highly recommended. πŸ™‚ For me, parenting is a daily trust issue. I have to trust that, although I am completely inadequate to parent my kids WELL, that God can use my successes and mistakes to grow little people who love Him.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I would love to read this!!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Keath - I am trusting God with my family and my desire for more children. My husband and I have been trying for another child but we are leaving it in Gods hands. He knows better than us. It will happen with His timing. He has the perfect timing. And He knows if we are meant to have any more children at all. That is a hard concept for me, but I trust God. And I know that if that is His will then I am no less blessed. I have already been blessed with a wonderful little girl and maybe me wanting more is just selfish.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. E - This book sounds great. My husband and I are trusting God with the future of my husband’s career.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - Sounds like a wonderful book!
    I am trusting God to carry us through our current financial stress.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - Sounds like a great book!ReplyCancel

  • Paige - I would love to win this book. My husband and I are expecting after a battle with infertility. I am trusting God’s plan everyday with this new addition.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - We are trusting god that our doctors know best in making the decision to get tubes in my 10 month old’s ears as well as again in my 3 year old (and her adenoids removed). So much faith put in our doctor’s hands!ReplyCancel

  • Angie K - I lost my grandfather on Monday and am trusting God to heal my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Millicent - I would love to read this. I’m learning to trust God in a lot of areas–mainly in finances right now.ReplyCancel

  • JenReece - I have been trusting the last two years for many reasons…loss of jobs, birth of two babies, son’s surgery, and more. He’s gotten our family through it all and I know He will continue.ReplyCancel

  • Kara - I need to trust God on the “big” things but also the “little” things, like getting through the day with a 3 year old with an attitude! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Holly - I need to trust God as I am raising my daughters. It’s easy to feel worried and overwhelmed when I think about their futures (and their only 4 and 2), but I need to remember that God is Good and He is in control.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I’m trusting God right now as we are planning on expanding our family. We lost a baby just over 2years ago, so I have a lot of fears as we venture down this road again.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - This book looks interesting. I was just talking with a good friend tonight about my struggle with trust these days. Trusting God with our future and that his promises for being good are for me too.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - This looks like a fabulous book. I need to be willing to go where God calls our family to be in ministry.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - I am having a rough time because of legl matters with my almost 20 year old’s father and really need to trust God to work this out!! Need lots of prayer!ReplyCancel

  • Alisha - I would love to have the chance to read this book. I need to learn to trust God – and to better teach my children how to love & trust him as well. Thanks :]ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I’ve trusted God when my husband and I dealt with infertility and then when our daughter was in the NICU for a month.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - This sounds like a great book! Learning how to [fully, completely] trust God has been a huge desire of my heart in the past months. I’ve been so tired of saying I trust Him when I know I”m not giving it all to Him.
    Right now I’m trusting He will provide. In the midst of school, getting married and all else life is bringing.ReplyCancel

  • The Durham Family - I would love to read this book!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I would love to read this book, and need to trust God in a lot of ways!ReplyCancel

  • sl - I would love to read this book.ReplyCancel

  • marie - Another great post. Seems like you always write something so pertinent to what I need to think about. Just like this last post-where I need to trust that God will provide a way for me financially. Your a blessing Jess!ReplyCancel

  • Abby - Trusting that God will show us how he wants us to school our daughters (public, private, home)ReplyCancel

  • Gene and Annie - It sounds like an amazing book!! I’m really needing to trust God with my hubby’s job and our future!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - I would love to read this book! I’m trying to trust God with waiting on Him for a Godly husband.ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - I’ve seen Sheila Walsh at a “Women of Faith” event. She’s so inspiring! I need this book! I’m constantly having a hard time trusting in God especially when parenting.ReplyCancel

  • tracy - Wow… The line “God is more interested in what He is doing in me than through me” made me stop where I was reading. That statement is SO true (even though) I tend to think “use me for Your will today.” This book sounds eye opening.ReplyCancel

  • kelsey - Sounds like a great book. And you are right – you are not the only woman who struggles to fully trust God! Lately I’ve been battling fear and anxiety, which is obviously proof of my struggle to fully surrender and place my trust in Him. Every day I have to remind myself that His plan is perfect, even when I don’t know what that plan is or what my circumstances will be tomorrow.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - Always on the lookout for a good book for our Women’s Bible Study…sounds like a great one! Trusting that God made me EXACTLY who he wants me to be and that he will continue to show me who that is and where that will lead me.ReplyCancel

  • Peyton's Pages - Oh, I hope I win! I would love to read this book.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Looks like a fabulous read. I need to trust God for my future and his plan for my life.ReplyCancel

  • January - This book sounds amazing! Aren’t we all always looking for better ways to trust and STAY with it. Trusting God is a daily struggle, with so much to loose ( my 4 sweet boys ages 5 and under, and husband, family etc) I love reading about your family and your precious journey…ReplyCancel

  • Martha - A dear friend was killed in a motorcycle accident at the beginning of this month. He leaves behind a wonderful wife and two young children. I WANT to trust the Lord in this…it’s a struggle. I would like to share this book with his wife and read it myself!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Would love to be entered into this giveawayReplyCancel

  • rossann - I would love to win a book!
    I am a middle school teacher and I put my faith and truth in God everyday when I begin my day. I trust that He will give me patience and understanding to deal with all of middle school bliss!
    Thank you for your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Cedar - Where do I need to trust God more? Well, in everything! However, most specifically in our adoption journey.ReplyCancel

  • Austin - I’m trying my very best to trust that God won’t give me more than I can handle…..I’m moving away from family with my 6 month old twins that have some health problems…and I’m just trying to trust that by the time I’m on my own during the day….I’ll be able to meet all their needs.

    Reading your story and everyone’s posts is really encouraging. Its like….sometimes it seems like its more…but I guess you always get through it and realize in the end that it wasn’t. I’m trusting in that right now. Trying anyway.ReplyCancel

  • Karie - Great giveaway!

    I am trusting God to provide all that I need as I become a stay-at-home mom to my two kids.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - Sounds like a great book. My dad has cancer, esophagus/to the liver, and now in the stomach lining. He is a walking miracle. Most people with this cancer die wihtin the first year. My dad is passing the 3.5 year mark. I need to trust God that he will make it to 4!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - This book sounds like something I would love to read. I have always struggled with trusting God and most recently I am learning how to trust in Him in dealing with my daughter’s birth trauma and trying to understand that experience but trust in Him to know that He has a plan—how wonderful!
    Thanks again! Rebecca E.ReplyCancel

  • Lane - I would love to win this book! It sounds fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Ben and Christen - I would love to win this book! I’ve been needing a good new devotional book to read. Lately, I have felt like I’m in a rut, and my relationship with the Lord isn’t as strong as it use to be due to my lack of setting devotional time as a priority each day. I’ve recently moved to a new house, just started a new job, just celebrated my first anniversary.. so I’ve had a lot of changes happening lately. I just need to trust God and know that he is there in the midst of all this change. I need to refocus myself and time on what is most important,my relationship with God, instead of worrying about everything else.

    P.S. I love reading your blog! You are such an inspiration, and little Levi is precious!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - I love your blog! I’ve been reading for a while, but I think I’ve only commented a few times. You guys are an inspiration with all you’ve been through and how you’ve come through it all. I’d love to win the book. I need to trust God with a lot right now- namely my job situation and our housing (rent/buy) situation. Thanks for the great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel E. - What a great book! I am trusting God today with my health–I get chronic migraines and it’s hard to see God’s hand in excruciating pain, but day by day I am learning to let go of how I think my life should be in my eyes…ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Stegent - That’s awesome! Enter me in! πŸ™‚

    I am learning more and more (very slowly) that I have got to trust God with my kids…ages 3, 2, and almost 1. It is so hard to trust Him knowing that something bad could happen anyway. I don’t want to live in fear though, so I resolve that I must trust Him!ReplyCancel

  • Jess - silly as it may seem, i am trusting God to help me potty train child #3 while homeschooling children #1 & 2 (3rd grade & K)and breastfeeding almost 3 month old #4. somedays just doing laundry or making dinner on top of the children just seems like a lot. holding on to my sanity and being a good wife…trusting God for those things as well.

    just as a p.s. i am in love with your little levi. he is simply adorable. those cheeks! kissing cheeks for sure. i get such a kick out of seeing his sweet face. he has a wonderful smile. you and joel make the most sweet looking kids! cora was proof enough but levi just seals the deal. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - …that He knows my heart and what my heart needs better than I do.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Eshnaur - I think we always need to be reminded to trust our Heavenly Father. I would love to read (and win!) this book. I am looking for a good book to read!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah C - This book would be great to have!!

    I have days where I almost feel disconnected from God and I’m not sure why or what I’m doing wrong. I whole heartedly believe in Him and all He’s done for me, but I just have moments where I don’t feel “good enough” or like I’m not doing enough for Him. I don’t know…I guess I just need to trust that no matter what I’ve done or what’s in my future, that God has a plan and His love for me is unconditional.ReplyCancel

  • Lanna - This book seems great to help me navigate this season with three teenagers at home. It is so hard to give up being mom and trusting him to take care of it all!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Watt - I found your blog last week & I read the whole thing in 2 days. This past April along with our family we laid our 2 month old nephew to rest in the arms of Jesus. I think that was by far one of the most difficult things anyone will ever have to do. Through that experience trusting God has taken on brand new meaning. I have really had to learn (& am still in the process of learning) that God is God no matter what the circumstance. Thanks for sharing your story so openly, it has given me strength for the journey. By the way, your babies are beautiful!
    Vicki πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Pauline Ke - I have a pregnancy test waiting to get “wet”. I’m just too afraid….trusting that this baby will be one that we will hold this side of heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan - This book sounds really great! Trusting is hard when bad things happen to the people that you love.ReplyCancel

  • Karly - I NEED THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW! I am struggling and would love support…ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Trusting him and his plan for our sweet niece. Knowing that he loves her and cares for us more than all of the love her family here on earth has for her. Trusting that his plan is always good.

    I also need to trust that he will make me into the person that I know he wants me to be but that I feel SOOOO far from.ReplyCancel

  • jeri - would love to read this!
    i am trusting God for his peace & continued provision in the midst of much uncertainty.ReplyCancel

  • amanda - I am trusting God to help me be a good wife and mother to my 3 kids!ReplyCancel

  • Erica - we are trusting God for a home… we just recently moved to a different state after praying & following God’s calling, but still need a place to live (we are living w/ my parents right now).ReplyCancel

  • Amber - Sounds like a great book! Because we are missionaries and raise our monthly support, I am trusting God to provide for us financially.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I am a college student about to graduate into a field with no jobs. I want to be a Child Life Specialist as an advocate for children who are experiencing the trials of hospital life. I am still learning to trust God with the desires of my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - As you must know by now, I was widowed at the age of 27 when my husband died in a freak scuba diving accident. Jacques (26) and I had just had our first baby, a little boy, Jake. Jake was only 6 weeks old when his daddy died.

    6 years on and I have recently met a wonderful Christian man. He’s fantastic with my son, adores animals and loves me unconditionally. After just 2 1/2 months, I trust that this is the man we will share the rest of our lives with. I can’t wait for the next chapter to begin! My saddness has been replaced with so much happiness!

    Sue XReplyCancel

  • Debbie - We trust God for our daily bread and all other needs/expenses. He is faithful. He does provide. I am still learning to trust–and He is gently challenging me to do so without fear.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Trusting God to bless our efforts to train up our children in the way they should go.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - WOW!!! Just yesterday I was reminded once again that He is worthy of my trust! I am just trying to trust him in the midst of desiring to get married and waiting on His perfect timing for this! I will get this book even if I don’t win!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • DianeTaylor - Hi Jess – I’m a long time follower of your blog. Thanks so much for this wonderful give-away πŸ™‚ I recently found out some hard news (made a big and costly mistake on my 2008 taxes) and I have been beating myself up over it. And asking God for forgiveness. And wondering how we are going to pay for it when my spouse has been out of work for so long. My faith is so broken right now – I hope that this book can help me put the pieces back together and learn to trust God (and myself) again.

    Blessings to all of you – Levi is such a cutie pie, I just want to hug him!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - This book sounds amazing. Right now I am struggling trusting God with everything in my life. There are some areas which are so comfortable and easy, and there are others that I don’t know how to lay before him…especially when it comes to being the parent I want to be.ReplyCancel

  • missy - Would love this book – too many things to list about what I need to trust God with. Missy A.ReplyCancel

  • Jermaine D. - This book sounds wonderful. I just finished So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore and trusting God through good and bad was one of her key points…it seems so simple yet can be so hard sometimes!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa.M.Loss - I would Love to win this book!! I trust God everyday to protect my daughter I am carrying and myself because we are in his hands with many health risks. I also trust him to hold and protect my daugther who I lost and is waiting for me with him in heaven. I need to strength my trust in him that he will help me find health care professionals that will listen and understand and treat the underlying problems instead of just the symptoms. I have struggled with this for years.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - Sounds like a great read! Who doesn’t need to trust God more in their lives? I know this is something I’ve been personally struggling with for a long time. Jess, thanks for your blog–I enjoy reading about your faith and relationship with God more than you know.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - Trusting God for the right job.ReplyCancel

  • Katie Noel - I have to trust in God that he will make me a mother in his time, not mine. I have my good days and my really bad days, but I know I can and must. I would love this book!ReplyCancel

  • flower power momma - My trusting today is b/c I’m flying, which I don’t mind, but it’s the being gone for 12 days, I do mind. All grand adventures and I am thankful for that.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - sounds like a great book…thanks for your giveaway, so kind of you. i need to trust that God will provide for our financial future. going thru a really rough patch and needing Him more than ever.
    πŸ™‚ linda

  • Christy - I would love to win this book. I am trying to learn to trust God with all aspects of my life.ReplyCancel

  • Marla Taviano - Trusting God for our finances today. Ohhhh, it’s hard.ReplyCancel

  • Sallie - Looks like an awesome read! I would love to really delve into a good bible study!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - There are so many things in everyday life that I need to trust God for: finances, employment, my kids and husband’s health and safety. Also, a dear friend of mine just had a devastating loss in her family, and it’s hard right now to see that this pain is not for nothing…continuing to pray and trust!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - I would love the book too. My daughter loves her Bible books for girls. I pray daily that I am teaching my kids to trust God as well.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Would love to have this book! Our four year old daughter is losing her hearing. So difficult to deal with. Would so much rather it me me then her!ReplyCancel

  • TAITx3 - I am trusting God that he can get me through any hard challenges that I face day to day raising my three children.
    I would love this book.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - I am working on my relationship with God. I am a child of God but have lost my way. I have had a falling out with my sister and I am working with God to find a way to repair it.ReplyCancel

  • MFuglseth - I would love to win the book. I want to teach my children, 14 and 10 that it is important to have GOD in their lives and the need for prayer. Hoping that when they are grown and have their own children they will be able to teach their kids like I am teaching them to love themselves and others.
    I love reading your blog!
    Molly πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • ran shae - i would love to win this book! i feel like every single day being a mom i battle with trusting God – that He knows who they are, who I am, that he gave them to me (and knew what He was doing : ), that I am not failing miserably, that they are completely in His hands and not my own… it could go on and on, but basically i am a control freak and need to learn to trust God more : )ReplyCancel

  • Bridgette - This sounds like a wonderful book! I’m having to trust God with so many new transitions. I’m newly married and we’re preparing to move, buy a house, find a church, job, etc. But trust is the key… but your right- it’s just SO hard!ReplyCancel

  • Julie A. Cox - The book sounds like a great read. Right now I’m trusting God that our car makes it to the end of the year when we plan on buying another one!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katy S. - I would love to read this book!

    Right now my husband and I are trusting God to provide for our finances… God is so good! I know He will provide, it is the trusting on our part that is difficult sometimes…

    ~Katy S.ReplyCancel

  • Janie - I am aging and entering a time of change in job, finances and need to trust God with my future.ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - Wow, did I need this reminder today. I went through a painful divorce several years ago and have not dated much since. I met a man a few months ago and we’ve been dating ever since. But, last night we ended it and today my heart is hurting. Thank you so much for blogging and reminding us that we have to trust in God for everything, every day.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - What a great giveaway!!!! It sounds like a book I must read!!! I am trusting God with his plan for my dad who is suffering from a rare form of dementia.

    Samantha D.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - Would absolutely love love love this book!!

    I need to trust God that he will find my future husband.

    I need ot trust him with my finances!!ReplyCancel

  • The Greens - I have enjoyed reading the Women of Faith books. This book could always help since I always seem to worry about EVERYTHING!


  • KK - I would love to read this. I struggle daily to trust that God has a purpose & plan for my autistic son.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - Please enter me in the drawing. I have gone through a very challenging time (death of my sister when I was in high school) and it took me several years to understand how to truly trust God.

    Thank you! Love your blog πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • The Stockton Crew - My husband lost his “day” job and is now farming full-time. He loves it and I’m happy knowing he’s happy! But, we are strapped financially. It is a tough season to go through, but we are trying to trust God through it all.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Great post! I am trusting God daily with my 4 little ones! Sounds like a great book! I am reminded to trust daily in the little things and in the BIG things!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Thank you for such an awesome giveaway. I’m learning to trust God as he leads me on this journey of first-time mommyhood. It’s not always easy, but what an amazing blessing He has given us!ReplyCancel

  • Abbie Lynn - I feel like I need to read this book at this moment in my life…my husband and I are trying to concieve our first baby (I have one son from a previous marriage) and each month we are disappointed. I know in my heart that I need to trust God and the perfect plan he has for my life. It’s not about my timing, it is about HIS timing:) Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • The Schilling's from Cimarron - Jess,

    Hi sweetheart…. Once again you have made my day with your words of wisdom. I too find myself having a hard time learning to trust the fact that everything does happen for a reason. Since meeting you and your family, I have a new perspective of what LIFE and LOVE for Christ is about. I believe in so many more things now. I talk to God daily and not just on my worst days. I give thanks for each and every moment I have with my children and family. Sharing your experiences with us about Cora and LIFE has left a permanent mark on my heart and my families. I now trust that God will take care of us through it ALL!

    Thanks for EVERYTHING! And I am so blessed that we met you at the Hospital and have stayed close!

    love to you and your family ALWAYS!

    And of course I would love this BOOK! πŸ™‚


  • heather - I trust God every time my kids are out of my sight. I’ve come a long way! I look forward to seeing my kids learn to trust God, as well.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - This book looks like it would be a good fit for me, something I need to read.
    I am trusting God with my pregnancy. I am only 5 weeks and praying every day for a healthy baby. After our daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 we are praying this baby is healthy all the days of its life.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - I would love to read this book. I am learning to trust God with a lot of things…but most of all now in parenting and in our family finances. It can be tough sometimes to just let go and give it all to God, but I want to be able to take that leap of faith and have complete trust in His plan for me.ReplyCancel

  • Jana - I love Sheila Walsh! I have gone to Women of Faith for many years and she always has a wonderful message to share. Plus she has a beautiful voice! I am sure it is a wonderful book. JanaReplyCancel

  • Trixie - I would LOVE to win this book. I am trying to trust God with all that I have – knowing that he has a bigger plan for my life. I know that I would get a lot out of reading this book.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - Jess I love your heart! Thanks for sharing this book. I saw Shelia Walsh at Women of Faith this year. She’s great. Anyway, I need to trust that His plan is better than mine, even if I don’t know what it is.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - I’m “trusting” God that he knows that withholding a child from our lives is good for us, somehow. We’ve lost 3 pregnancies & are old enough that children are never going to come to us.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - What a wonderful book to help so many learn to trust in God. At age 32, last year, I had to have an emergency hysterectomy. While my ovaries were left, my uterus was taken. I’m very blessed to have 2 healthy girls, but it was a hard time for me. The emotional confusion and pain was much greater than the physical. It was a time when it was most difficult to trust in God.ReplyCancel

  • Christy - You are so right! It is so easy to trust God when things are going along how you want them to. It is a struggle and a test of faith to trust God when you find yourself in situations you weren’t prepared for. I struggle with this a lot!!! I am currently struggling with trusting God in finding a solution to my needing to be home full time with my girls, but also needing the extra security my income provides for our family. The books sounds great!ReplyCancel

  • Katie&Greg - Trusting God is not an easy task for me. I so want it to be just part of my daily routine, but like you said, when things get tough, I stop trusting. I think reading this book would be a great opportunity to see someone “in real life” struggle and relate herself to those in the Bible. Even if I am not a winner, I will be reading this book! Thanks for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Brigid - This is something that I struggle with daily and I would be interested in reading a book that shows others who struggle with this as well. My daughter’s birthday is next week and she would be three and I miss her so much!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea E - The last two years have been harder than I ever thought possible. I am learning to trust in God and his plan for my life. Not my plan. In all the mess, my marriage has grown stronger and I have been blessed with two healthy children. I am working everyday to trust God and follow him first.ReplyCancel

  • The Mershawn's - I LOVED reading that God is more concerned about what He is doing IN me rather than THROUGH me. That lifts a burden…

    Right now, I’m trusting God that I am the mom He has designed me to be. That He is teaching me & changing me so that my kids will see Him & know His love.

    It’s hard to trust Him when you feel like you always get in His way! Thanks for the giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - I love Sheila Walsh – she is such a wonderful speaker! Today I need to trust God with my marriage. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • tatums on the go - I’m really interested in this book as trusting God has been a struggle when times get tough. I’m a new mom and another reason to work on trusting Him more!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - I would love to win this book! My husband is trying to get in to Dental School, and we are trusting that if it is God’s will, then it will all work out in His way.ReplyCancel

  • angie c - This book sounds like a great way to get me back into spending time with God daily, instead of randomly. I’d love it!ReplyCancel

  • kmjba8 - I am trusting God to mold me into the person he wants me to be – to live he life for which he created me. Maybe this book will become a part of my shaping… I don’t believe in coincidence – I believe in God’s plan.ReplyCancel

  • Tanner and Lindsay Cooper - I would love this book. Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Randy and Lindsay - I’d love to win. I’m needing to trust God that we will sell our house in HIS timing, not mine!ReplyCancel

  • . - This book would be right up my alley. Recently my husband & I have decided to trust God with our finances and live on a cash only basis. NO CREDIT whatsoever and I have found that is A LOT harder than I ever imagined and there are so many days I want to throw in the towel. EEK! Esp bc we are looking to get a new car soon and we will only do it if we have the full amount in cash….so like I said, super frustrating but trusting Him that he is using this time to mold and grow our relationship with Him.ReplyCancel

  • t - i am trying to learn to trust Him in every area of my life, big or small.ReplyCancel

  • twinngirlsmom - This book sounds wonderful! I am learning to trust God more each day & with every single breath. We started building a house 18 months ago and it’s just now in the final weeks of completion. We hired a contractor who was unable to fulfill his obligations and it’s through our church family and friends that we are finally seeing it through. Without God I would be lost…ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - 2 moves this summer, relationship troubles…Needing God more than ever!! ~Tressa EReplyCancel

  • Laurie - Trust God! Wow, I really need to do that wholeheartedly. Would love to win a book πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I need to trust God with my life and the life of my family. Too often I get caught up in the news and spend countless moments worrying what could happen to us when I need to rely on Him with our lives.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - I would love to read this book. Even if I don’t win the giveaway I am pretty sure I will go purchase it. I have a healthy happy two year old boy and we were expecting baby #2 in January but I miscarried at 11 weeks. I’ve been struggling with giving that to God and letting go and trusting that he has a plan for our family.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Would love to win this book! A few friends and myself are having some struggles right now with our relatively new youth pastor and are having a hard time trusting God for why he was brought here. It would be interesting to have us all read this book and discuss it! Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • chrisandginny - My husband got laid off in June… I’m due in two weeks with our first child, AND my last day at work was last Thursday. I’ll be staying home with baby. This was long planned before he lost his job, and we know it’s the path God wants us on. While we both have a peace that He is in control, I definitely have “freak out” moments every once in a while πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Matt and Cristin - my hubbs & i are trusting god that our family business will take off… πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Shelley C - I’m pretty much ALWAYS out of control…so trusting God with everything these days!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - This is the first time I have commented on your blog. I read it every week. My first grandson was born when you lost Cora. A group of women prayed constantly for you. You are right, it is easy to trust God when things are going right, but hard when they are not. I need to learn to trust him one day at a time, I tend to look towards the next day and not live in the day and see what He has for me today! ~Cathy L.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - My husband and I are really trusting God with with our finances and a new job for him. This book sounds great! I recently found your blog and have been blessed by your story and enjoy reading!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I need to learn to trust God again. We are coming up on the 11th anniversary of the death of our daughter…we haven’t been to church in a very long time. I am feeling the urge to return. This book sounds wonderful!

    South DakotaReplyCancel

  • Don, Aimee, Kaitlyn and Kysen - I stuggle with this alot also…we moved from a place I lived at for more than 10 years…I left my friends, my family, and my comfort place to support my husband in his job…I have to learn to trust that God is giving me this opportunity to rely on my faith and to treat this as a journey!ReplyCancel

  • momofgirls - I would really love this book!! And more importantly, I most definitely need it! Trusting God is one of the biggest spiritual obstacles I face on a daily basis. I believe my lack of true trust in God has cause me to be spiritually stagnant these past few years.ReplyCancel

  • Tanya - I need to trust God in my daugther’s life and in my health. He is so much bigger than all of that!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize!ReplyCancel

  • Marsha - I am trusting God in my children’s lives. I am trusting that the seeds I am planting will continue to grow and produce fruit.ReplyCancel

  • AiMnE - This sounds like a great book. I am trying my best to trust God everyday. Sometimes I fail, sometimes He allows smalls victories. πŸ™‚ Trust is something hard for me, but God all things are possible!ReplyCancel

  • Alaina - I turn 47 next week, which is enough in and of itself something to be trusting God for; however, I just enrolled to go back to school to get my RN. I have 2 boys in college and a 9-year-old, so I decided to go for it!!!!! Trusting God to help me get through this!ReplyCancel

  • Trisha - I would love this book! I am learning to live by faith and trust God for his provision. My husband lost his job 1 1/2 years ago.ReplyCancel

  • A Family of Love - I would love to win a book. I have struggled with trusting God with His timing.ReplyCancel

  • Karla A. - I would love this book, too.

    I need to trust God with my husband’s heart issues. I love him and see him struggling in some areas that are beyond my control.ReplyCancel

  • Megan - I am not a patient person. And admittedly, I am a bit of a control freak. This makes letting go, and trusting someone – my husband, my co-workers, God – very difficult. Even if I don’t win this book, it’s on my must read list!ReplyCancel

  • Al's World - Okay I am not commenting to get the book, because: I already have and am in the middle of devouring the book to pieces!!! I went to Women of Faith when it came to Tulsa and she hit such a cord with me to my very core. I bought the book and CD combo and listen to the CD daily, it is such a soothing CD. I also follow her on Twitter, she hiliarious. I am so glad I took a peek at your blog today, anytime I can talk this book up is a special time for me.

    I am reading this with my best friend who lost her son at 34 weeks. I lost my mom to cancer and we are both learning trust God.

    BTW, she is close friends with Kate, the little girl who has cancer. She just saw her today. Thank you for making this book available and for being so honest in your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - Thank you for inspiring the rest of us through your blog…you make me want to read this book! I am currently trusting God with the outcome of my first book. I am over half way done, and keep reminding God that I will do my best, and leave the results up to Him. I am writing about my 3 special needs daughters, (one lives in heaven) and the journey God has taken us on–definitely a journey of learning to trust, even, like you said, when life turns upside down. I have really been challenged by the things you have written about your beautiful daughter.ReplyCancel

  • jill w - sounds like an incredible book ! i love to read, especially when people share their testimonies of what God has done or is doing in their lives..

    i so appreciate your openness and willingness to share your life with people you dont even know.

    calling out to God to help me with a broken friendship..

    thanks so much !!

    jill in wichitaReplyCancel

  • meg duerksen - me me me.
    i want to read this one!ReplyCancel

  • Monica - I am in the middle of a “divine intervention”. I thought I was getting married this fall but things are not going well. I am trying to trust God fully to show me the way either in this relationship or how to move on. Would LOVE the book! Love youReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - What a great book to read! I have had trust issues my whole life and it is exhausting when you only trust yourself! I am learning to trust in Him. It is hard and scary for me.
    But I am learning that it is oh, so worth it!
    Lori in CaliReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am learning each day to trust God. I lost my husband, father, and mother all within a 7 month period between August 2008 & March 2009. BUT the worst of all for our family was the passing of my sweet niece’s 5-month old baby girl Makenzie in December 2009 to SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). This is the ultimate test for my niece and her husband. They are trying so hard to hang on, hang in, and keep going. If I win the book, I will give it to Kendra and Ryan. In my own life, I recognize God’s love and hope in my life but these young parents keep wondering how they can go on – move on – and learn to trust in that God that gave us Makenzie’s life and the same God that took her back to heaven. Thanks for your wonderful blog filled with hope, peace, trust, faith, and love. Mary in SLC, UtahReplyCancel

  • Jason and Kyla - I need to trust that God is in charge of every detail, the big and the little and learn to trust ALL of them to Him.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - Thanks for sharing this book, Jess. Your bulleted list had lots of truth to think about. I am trusting God financially now that I decided to stay home full-time. And also with the lives of my children. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I am trusting that God will continue to provide for our family. My husband is staying home with our twins and I am trusting that he will comfort him during this transition period and provide financially for our business to prosper.ReplyCancel

  • Mario and Debra - I would love to win! I need to trust God with control. I need to stop trying to control everything and let God control it all.ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - I’m having my own struggles of faith right now. This past week our friends’ two year old was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. His name is Grayson and whether or not we win this book, your prayers would be coveted. As a side note, a sincere thank you to you for always being so open with your own life and that of Cora’s.ReplyCancel

  • Kahla - Definitely sounds like a good read! Sometimes it’s just so hard to put our trust in him, but it is true, beautiful things happen when we do.ReplyCancel

  • Adam and Vel - Trusting God with my children…I am now working full time outside the home and I miss my kids and SAHM job. I am trusting that they will be ok, eventhough, I am not at home with them and feel like I am missing out.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Would love this book! I am in the midst of having to trust the Lord with our fiances. Husband was laid off 20 months ago and now has a job, PRAISE the Lord! But over that long period of time, we used up everything and got into debt. I know God is big enough to provide and help us diligently work at paying off the money we owe.ReplyCancel

  • Vonda - Close friends of ours lost their 5 year old daughter to leukemia earlier this month. It has been so hard to trust God and understand why these things happen and how to help my friends through this.ReplyCancel

  • Jane - what a fabulous prize!

    I was talking to my cousin about this just last night – leanring to trust God regarding relationships, that we be patient and trust him to bring the right person along who will encourage and support us in our faith rather than seeking after a relationship as the primary goal. so many of my christian friends have married non-christians and it just makes me sad as I see that their faith slowly but surely takes a back seat…ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - I would love to receive this book! Trusting God was never an ‘issue’ for me until I lost 2 babies during pregnancy. It was hard to trust God would ever grant me the desire of my heart. Now, 16weeks pregnant, trust is an everyday struggle. It’s hard to believe God is truly going to bless us with this miracle! Thank you for the awesome example you are of trusting and continuing on!

  • Joe and Jen - I would love this book. We are trying to have a baby right now and things aren’t going well. Trust and Faith are huge for us right now!ReplyCancel

  • Benny boy... - I’m entering again after another disappointing doctor’s appointment. I’m choosing to trust that His thoughts are higher than mine; that His plans are better than mine…ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - I am trying very hard to know what trusting God is.

    We are living through the most difficult of circumstances as our finacial well being has been decimated.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - Would love this book – I enjoyed hearing Sheila speak at a couple WOF events. Totally there on the needing to trust God thing…in ALL things. I always question whether I’m hearing from God, the enemy or makin’ it up in my head when certain decisions or opportunities come my way.

    Thanks for continuing to share your story…

    Love in Christ,

  • Beth - I’d love to win this!! Currently 24 weeks pregnant and there’s always that “what if” something happens thought in the back of my head!

    tbmroberts at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • Nana - The book would be the perfect gift to give Christmas!! I will probably buy it if I don’t win.ReplyCancel

  • Loren - This is a wonderful giveaway. I need to trust God with each new day and not worry about what the future holds.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda @ DAES of Our Lives - Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Carly - Great giveaway – sounds like an awesome book that would be good for a ladies Bible study. I just struggle with trusting God with my family, so I know this would be a great book for me.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Dunbar - Sounds like a great read. I could definitely use this one.ReplyCancel

  • katherine - I’m studying Isaiah right now and the thing that struck me out of last week’s study is that I really need to be trusting God for everything. I’d love to read this book.ReplyCancel

  • The Morris Family - I am trusting God that He does work all things for His glory and my good in and through the death (1/23/07) of our little Joel, age 3, dx= neuroblastoma.


  • Hannah - Hi there-
    This is the very lesson the Lord has been teaching me this week. He is reminding me to run to His name which is a strong tower! (Proverbs 18)ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Hester - I would love to win this book…I struggle to trust God to take care of my little, everyday things. I give him all the big stuff but forget sometimes that he cares about the little details too. I know, I know. Very Type A of me πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I love the idea of this book. After a recent break-up – it’s a great time to reevaluate my relationship with Jesus. Am I ready to be a Godly wife? A Godly mother? I hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Katie B. - I saw Sheila speak at the WOF conference and she was sooo good! It was a great conference.
    I know I need to trust God more! I do trust Him, but still worry too much at times.
    Katie in NEReplyCancel

  • Becca - This looks like a great book, thanks for the giveaway! I’ve had to totally trust God recently in life. Our family has been trying to adopt a newborn for about 18 months and have had 2 babies that we thought were our kids taken away after coming home from the hospital with us. We continue to wait for the kiddos the Lord will bring us but we sure hope it comes soon. Good thing we have the Lord to trust for our future!ReplyCancel

  • Christy - Wow! It would totally fit my life right now to get this book. I have four kids, and some days I feel like I don’t know which way is up, let alone feeling like I have been a good influence on them. My husband and I are also in the middle of deciding to open a new business. Even if I don’t win, I think I will go find it!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - I’m daily aiming to trust God and hand over my broken heart for him to heal. love reading your sweet blog and love your heart for the Lord.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Ann - I am always looking for a new good read! Would love to win a copy πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Wow! I read your blog on the day of a giveaway! Jess, you are truly an inspiration – I LOVE how you are so open and honest, which you don’t always get from people! Praise God for the person He has sculpted in you!

    I have learned to trust God that He will keep my husband safe as he works. Let me tell you that it hasn’t always been easy, but God has reminded me over and over through His Word and through situations in life that He is ALWAYS there and He is TOTALLY in control! Love you guys!
    Kim Z.ReplyCancel

  • Tricia - I would love to have this book. Thank you so much for the opportunity.


  • Tricia - A dear family friend of ours was just diagnosed last week with stage 4 inoperable/incurable stomach cancer. He is 25 y.o. I am struggling to maintain my faith and belief that God will heal when faced with statistics and worldly advice. I need to trust that God has a plan, even if that plan does not have the outcome we all want.
    Thank you, Jess.


  • Susan - I have to daily trust the Lord with the lives of my children. Even now that my 3rd son is born I have to trust that the Lord knows what is best for his life and how long he will be with us. My children are not mine, they are ultimatley the Lord’s. He has just blessed me with them.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am learing to trust God with my three little kids ages 4, 2, and 7 months. I would love a book like this!
    Allie SecorReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My prayer lately has been for God to help me trust him, so this post was caught me off guard. I am working on trusting God with the direction he wants my life to go and to not assume trusting him is going to equal disaster in my life.


  • Rachel - I am trusting God in raising our children each and every day!ReplyCancel

  • Carmen - Would love to read this book! I’m a new mamma and there are sure a ton of new things to learn to trust God about!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - Oops, wrote on the wrong post. I’d love to win one of your copies of this book, so please enter me πŸ™‚

    One way that I am trusting and am needing to continue trusting God is with my current pregnancy. I got pregnant almost two years ago, about six months after my husband and I got married, and miscarried exactly one week after I found out. It was probably the worst experience of my life…and, not to sound dramatic, but that’s saying a lot. I am really working hard to trust God with my current pregnancy. I’m 10 weeks, 3 days pregnant, and things looked a little sketch to begin with, but at this point, baby looks strong and healthy. Now I just have to work every day to trust God with this pregnancy and our baby. It is really difficult sometimes, when the only other time I got pregnant, I lost the baby almost immediately after I found out.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - Hmmm, trusting God ~ definitely an area that He has been helping me with of late. We fight that trust so greatly, but once we learn to trust even a little bit, God so graciously helps us trust Him even more. And what freedom there is in trusting Him. I struggle most with trusting Him to provide for my family. But again ~ He’s helping me there because He’s awesome like that!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - learning to trust God with my marriage, as we struggle through many of the things that married couples do…ReplyCancel

  • The Newby Clan - I would love to win this book. I am trusting God with my work situation. I am a teacher and there were tons of changes this year that are really hard for me.ReplyCancel

  • mommyof2sons - I would love to win this book. Looks wonderful. I need to really trust God with some things going on in my life. I know he has a plan for us.ReplyCancel

  • r- m val - I have been attending Women of Faith for years and I love Sheila’s speaking I can only imagine her writing is just as trasparent and meaningful. I would love to trust God’s timing more in my husband and I beginging our family.ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne - Wow this book I need! I have been betrayed by a longtime friend…ReplyCancel

  • mrsgill_06 - What an awesome idea. My husband and I along with our 2 children (2 yrs and 4 months) just recently moved to an apartment building where we are the onsite coordinators for a ministry that helps single women with children under 12yrs old. I have had to trust that God would give me not only the patients but also the knowledge to help this young women and their kids while working full time and also raising our own children.ReplyCancel

  • Phil and Amber - This sounds like a great book…I’m sure it is because she’s a great speaker! I need to trust got more in every aspect of my life…I have a hard time “letting go”!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Lovely post as always! I too would love to read this book. I am continually reminding myself to trust God, like multiple times a day. I am a HUGE worrier and worry every day that my time on this earth with my babies and my loved ones will be too short. I worry that something will happen to my babies and they will go to heaven before me and I have to remind myself that they were perfectly knit in my womb by Him and he knows every hair on their sweet heads, no matter his plan for us I need to trust God all the time. Not to mention all of the other every day things I have to worry about πŸ˜‰

    That was long, but I’d love to win the book!

    Still praying for you in Florida!

    Krista aka babykatesmomReplyCancel

  • becky_mcarthur - I need to continue to trust God with my finances. My husband and I are both self-employed so we continually have to trust that God will bring work.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - I would love to read this book!! As a young female in college, I’m at a stage in my life where there are a lot of ‘unknowns’ and a lot of ‘what ifs’ and I’m working day by day towards fully trusting Him and His promises πŸ™‚

  • Christina - I would love to win this book. I have been learning to trust God even more this year by taking major steps of faith in my life and learning along the way. This year has confirmed to me that He never has and never will let me go. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I would love to win this book too. I’ve recently been taking a closer walk with God through Bible Study as I was raised Catholic and never knew the wonderful relationship God had planned me to have with Him. An awesome gift. Thank you for your beautiful website. God bless you. Lisa A., New JerseyReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - caIf I don’t win this book, I may just need to purchase it for myself! I struggle daily to trust God in the raising of my three children, and difficult issues with my extended familyReplyCancel

  • Jill - I am watching my best friend struggle in fear as she is in the middle of a custody battle with her baby’s father, and it just breaks my heart to see how he is trying to take her baby from her. Her heart’s cry echoes mine–how could this happen to her? I just don’t know, and I find myself questioning how God could allow some of the things that are happening to her. I stubbornly cling to his promises, but it’s hard sometimes.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen - I have read many of her books. So excited to see she wrote another. Trusting God as I raise 4 children πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • melissa - Sounds like an amazing book! I need to trust God with the plan he has for my daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Pam - I would love this book! This hits on a big topic that I need to consider more.ReplyCancel

  • Debra @ A Frugal Friend - What a wonderful book…..this is on my list!!

    afrugalfriend (at) gmail (dot) comReplyCancel