Life can sometimes be unfair, and we all face loss, pain, and injuries. Occasionally, we go through terrible experiences without our fault, and it’s natural to want to blame someone or something for it. Many people question whether God has failed them in such difficult times. However, according to scripture, people need to voice their complaints and bring them to God’s attention at such times. 

Do you struggle to believe in God’s goodness during tough times, such as rocky marriages, complex relationships, conflicts, or disappointments? Life Isn’t Fair – But God Is!”: Down to Earth Words to Live By by Rev. Dr. Wilbert Donald Gough shows you how God can make you the best somebody possible by discovering what God has in store for you.

In an exclusive interview with Kate Delaney in the syndicated radio program America Tonight, Rev. Dr. Wilbert Donald Gough’s son, Wilbert Donald Gough Jr., aka Don, talks about his father and how God helps people discover what God has in store for them. He believes anyone who looks to God for hope will have a fuller and purposeful life. 

An Incredible Life with God

Rev. Dr. Wilbert Donald Gough was born on June 13, 1918, and passed away on August 13, 2022. He devoted his life to serving God and was known for his dedication to listening and learning. Rev. Dr. Gough held multiple degrees, including a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Theology, from Eastern University, Cairn, Temple University, Burton Seminary, and Draughon’s Business College. He also served in the US Navy during World War II and worked at various churches before extensively dedicating his time to writing.

The author’s family thanked God for his incredible 104 years and two months on earth. As a father, church, and community leader, he has accomplished countless things and has influenced numerous people to heed God’s words. 

Don learned a lot from his father growing up. One of the things that he always carries around and wants people to feel as they read his father’s book is the relevance of discipline in taking control of one’s life. 

“So what I learned from him in retrospect — and then when I was a kid, I had a hard time getting my head around what I learned from him — and in retrospect is that you need to take control of your own life and you need to have self-discipline relative to what is the right thing to do,” Don said. 

He added, “There should be at least one day where you set aside time to think about what is it you’re doing and why are you doing it.”  

Sharing God’s Words 

Growing up, Don admits struggling to listen to his father’s sermons, but he clearly remembers how Rev. Dr. Gough connected with the people in his church and the church’s community, encouraging them to strengthen their faith in God.   

“He had this way of wanting people to come and listen to him talk for about 15 or 20 minutes every Sunday morning because when they left, they felt they had got something of value to get them through the next six days before they had to show up again. And so, he was very organized in terms of the way he would put a sermon together. He would have filled up their bucket of hope,” Don shared.  

A Joyful life with God

Author Rev. Dr. Donald Gough’s book shares how the experiences of those in the Bible can help anyone handle everyday life. The book has biblical passages to help anyone find inspiration and strength to manage their daily life with a “common sense” understanding of God’s Word.

By the end of his interview with Kate, Don hopes that people will still find ways to connect with God despite the distractions of the modern world, despite the noise from social media telling people what to do, what to think, and what to feel. Don points to God as the key to a purposeful and joyous life. 

“If you do look to God for hope, and you embrace what Jesus is trying to say, and you associate yourselves with those with a spirit, you will have a joyous life, and you will live on the fuller side of fair, and you will end up being satisfied that there is a purpose for your life in this world,” Don said.  

Each day brings pleasures, possibilities, and problems. Most people realize that that is just a simple fact of life. What many fail to realize, however, is that others have faced what they have ― and these veterans of triumphs, trials, and tribulations have much wisdom to share.

Experience God’s goodness with Life Isn’t Fair – But God Is!: Down to Earth Words to Live By by Rev. Dr. Wilbert Donald Gough on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and ReadersMagnet Bookstore. Visit to learn more about Dr. Gough and his works.