In “For these touch times,” Max Lucado reminds the Christian of God’s place in their lives and in eternity. Many Christians are constantly faced with opposition and uncertainty inspite of their relationship with Christ. Rather than trying to explain why bad things happen to good people. Lucado instead reminds the Christian of a more important fact. The fact that Jesus Christ had been placed in charge of everything (Lucado references Eph. 1:20-22 MSG) and nothing happens without him knowledge for foreordaining.
While this small book might be seen as a simple guide for the new Christian, its principles are actually more applicable to the mature Christian. Where a new Christian would want answers specific to their situation and needs, Lucado instead provides the true answer. This answer can be hard for many but it is the reality. As the Bible puts it “My thoughts are not like your thoughts. Your ways are not like my ways.” (Isa. 55:8-9). This is the comfort that Lucado provides. God is not like us and he operates on a totally different set of principles and for totally different reasons. However, he still loves us and has a reason for the hard times. Whether he wants to “Refine the Faithful,” “Awaken the Sleeping,” or “Teach the Church,” God is in control of everything and uses it to his glory.