Insight on Life and God in The Sovereignty and Goodness of God by Mary Rowlandson

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The Sovereignty and goodness of God is a book about a woman who is in a stressful situation. She is desperately trying to please God because she is feeling like he is punishing her. This book is widely appreciated because I believe a lot of people can relate to Mary Rowlandson. Sometimes we come to a point in life where we cannot handle all of the stress. We do things to please our parents, God, teachers and so on. At this point in my life I can relate to the Mary Rowlandson, except I know there is nothing I can do to please God. A lot of times we get stuck thinking that we have to do things to please him. In the book The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, Mary Rowlandson is captured and she thinks God is doing this to her. This book is…show more content…
I can relate to her. A lot of college students including myself take on too much stress and we strive to please others when really we should accept ourselves. Mary Rowlandson struggles with taking in the fact that God accepts her and her situation is a trial she is going through in life that she will overcome. I also appreciate this work because Mary Rowlandson wants to do many things, how to see her family, but the Indians do not let her do anything. In this case by comparing it with me I can say that many times I want to do too many things, but at the same time, something’s are out of my control sometimes life puts us in situations that make things impossible and we need to learn how to make the best of something and accept it. It is meaningful to me because Mary is put in a situation where she cannot control things. Eventually she is able to see her family. She never gave up on them and she made the best out of the situation she was in. In my life I know there are things that are out of my control, but I am learning that if we keep pursuing life instead of giving up, things will fall in place. A lot of times we have a vision of out things ought to be. As for Mary, she wanted to see her family instantly, but she couldn't. Things do fall into place with perseverance but they don't always work out the way we think it will. This book changed my way of thinking toward things, since this reading taught me to be patient, because the use of Mary
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