Sunday, December 2, 2018

Book recommendation: "It's Not Supposed to Be This Way" by Lysa TerKeurst

Hey, wait! "It's Not Supposed to Be This Way" is what I hear from widows
all the time! 

Plus, I have my own list of "It's Not Supposed to Be's...) And it's growing.

So I got the book. I started reading it a couple weeks ago, dropped it because the first chapter or two were a bit elusive and not gripping enough. But then my "not supposed to be's" got stronger so I picked it up again this morning. Took a highlighter to it. I'm almost halfway through this Sunday afternoon.

The author's not widowed, but suffering is suffering in many ways, and much of what she says will apply to widows in profound ways.

If you're looking for a quick "How I claimed victory and God gave it to me in 3 easy steps," then this book is not for you. There's no quick fix for suffering, and I am grateful to find an author honestly admit that. She is also willing to be transparent, vulnerable and honestly (and perhaps unintentionally) model how to hope.

And as far as unanswered prayer? Here's one quote I need to carve in my every doubt and fear: "God loves me too much to answer my prayers at any other time than the right time and in any other way than the right way."

Let me put it in lines so the words can explain themselves better:
God loves me too much to answer my prayers at any other time
than the right time
and in any other way
than the right way.

Click here to order from ChristianBook.com at a really good price.  It'll be one of the most meaningful gifts you'll receive this Christmas. 💓 ferree


039851: It"s Not Supposed to Be This Way It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

By Lysa TerKeurst / Thomas Nelson



What happens when life looks very different from the reality we long for? In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa TerKeurst offers a Biblical perspective and hard-won advice to encourage readers facing their own challenges. Find unexpected strength while wrestling between faith and feelings and learn how to stand through uncertainty and trust in God's goodness.

PS--If your phone doesn't accept the link to the book, click on the title of this blog post. That way you'll go straight to my blog and it should work from there.  

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