New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected.
What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?
Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness.
Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to:
Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle.Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us.Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.
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It’s not supposed to be this way
Outstanding book, I could not put it down. This is a book you will read more than once.
What does Adam and Eve have to do with it
I really like the author’s talented writing ability and I genuinely felt for her personal struggles, but my goodness, “Adam and Eve” this and this and that, “dust to clay” over and over....”why did God do this?” “How could he let this happen?”, SERIOUSLY? I couldn’t keep reading.
Gods presence is definitely in this book. So glad I made this purchase back at TheRock church SD. Not quite done with this book and i’m in no rush. This book by far is helping get through what I am currently going through. Every word, every page, every scripture hits home. I AM NOT ALONE. Thank you, Lysa for reminding me and others that getting through the next 86,400 seconds we are not alone and Jesus is walking with us EVERY step if we keep our focus on him. THANK YOU!