*#1 New York Times Bestseller*
You deserve to stop suffering because of what other people have done to you.
Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind? You know you can't go on like this, but you don't know what to do next. Lysa TerKeurst has wrestled through this journey. But in surprising ways, she’s discovered how to let go of bound-up resentment and overcome the resistance to forgiving people who aren’t willing to make things right.
With deep empathy, therapeutic insight, and rich Bible teaching coming out of more than 1,000 hours of theological study, Lysa will help you:
Learn how to move on when the other person refuses to change and never says they're sorry.Walk through a step-by-step process to free yourself from the hurt of your past and feel less offended today.Discover what the Bible really says about forgiveness and the peace that comes from living it out right now.Identify what's stealing trust and vulnerability from your relationships so you can believe there is still good ahead.Disempower the triggers hijacking your emotions by embracing the two necessary parts of forgiveness.
Bestseller TerKeurst (It's Not Supposed to Be This Way), president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, again plumbs the depths of her heartbreak to help readers through the difficulties of forgiveness in this excellent, revealing rumination. "Forgiveness is God's divine mercy for human hearts that are so prone to turn hurt into hate," she writes before referring to betrayals that hurt her, particularly her husband's affair, and the emotional struggles related to forgiveness, such as bitterness and resentment, that kept her "tortured and, even worse, unable to move forward." Her advice involves "collecting the dots" (knowing one's story), "connecting the dots" (understanding the past and how it influences the present), and "correcting the dots" (changing perceptions to see things differently). Throughout, TerKeurst reminds readers that "the goal with forgiveness isn't perfection it's progress" and that none of it is possible without Jesus: "I am forgiven. Therefore, I must forgive." An appendix of relevant scripture verses and an assortment of downloadable resources available through the book's companion website round things out. TerKeurst's fans will love this stirring, realistic look at confronting the arduous aspects of forgiveness.
I needed this book.
This book, for me, was timely, on point, and better than any prescription medication. I needed every single page. She writes as if she is talking to me directly. Could not put it down. This book spoke to me and I thank God for it.