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Lisa Beamer reflects on the loss of her dad in her book, "Let’s Roll."

“Slowly I began to understand that the plans God has for us don’t just include ‘good things’, but the whole array of human events. The ‘prospering’ he talks about in the book of Jeremiah is often the outcome of a ‘bad’ event. I remember my mom saying that many people look for miracles- things that in their human minds ‘fix’ a difficult situation. Many miracles, however, are not a change to the normal course of human events; they’re found in God’s ability and desire to sustain and nurture people through even the worst situations. Somewhere along the way, I stopped demanding that God fix the problems in my life and started to be thankful for his presence as I endured them.”

SOURCE: Lisa Beamer: “Let’s Roll: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage. Tyndale House Pub; ISBN: 0842373195; (August 20, 2002). "Wrestling with the Whys," pg. 69.

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