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I just finished reading “God Will Make A Way – What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. It’s no secret that I am a fan of these authors. As psychologists, they bring into harmony sound mental health practices with Godly wisdom. And, that’s what this book is all about.

As an information junkie, I am always interested in learning new ways to grow and be my best self. We all have times when we experience a season of feeling overwhelmed and just not knowing what to do next. Hurt, loss, confusion and disappointment can leave one stuck and wondering “where is God”?

Drs. Cloud and Townsend set forth a concise plan of action in this book to help the reader see God at work, even in the hard things, and trust Him to lead them through.

What To Expect

The authors divide the book into two parts. The first part sets forth principles that reveal God’s way of life, as well as sound practical wisdom. These principles include concepts such as seeking God, who are your real friends, skillful and Godly wisdom, baggage, knowing your flaws and how you see life.

Understanding these principles can help bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to go. God’s way may not be the easiest plan or the one you expect, but He is always faithful to make a way for you.


The second part of the book shows you how to apply the principles from part one. I love how Drs. Cloud and Townsend provide real life examples in which any reader can relate.

Some of the topics covered in these chapters are dating, marriage, conflict, parenting, fear, loss and personal goals and dreams. In my opinion, these topics are timely and relevant to today’s culture.

I found myself connecting with some truth in every chapter. Recognizing your weaknesses allows for growth to begin. Quite frankly, I probably highlighted half of the book. Guess I have lot to work on!

Final Thoughts

God Will Make a Way is ripe with valuable information that can be easily applied to the hard situations you may be facing. Sometimes the way we imagine our lives unfolding is not where we find ourselves. When seeking solutions, the easy way may be familiar, but often is not the best.

Seeking wisdom and help from trusted people, taking responsibility and ownership for our choices and a willingness to trust the principles God has set out for us will lead to clarity and positive direction in our lives.


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