It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered

eBook - 2018
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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.
Publisher: 2018.
ISBN: 9780718039868
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Kellyeliz07
Jan 21, 2019

In Lysa's trademark style, with the perfect mixture honesty, humor, and Biblical truth, this book serves an incredible resource for those who, as Lysa says, "have licked the floor of Hell". Her unique perspective gives the reader both hope and accountability, addressing challenging areas of forgiveness, repentance, and personal responsibility in a way that is never condemning, and always full of grace. It's definitely her best work yet!

Gina_Vee Dec 12, 2018

In all honesty, I did not think Lysa could write a better book than "Uninvited"... until I read this one.

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MrsGriffin86
Dec 01, 2018

This is an incredible book! I would recommend this book to anyone struggling in any situation.
Because of the way Lysa writes, it doesn't feel like reading a book. It feels like your with a great friend who personally understands all the greif and dispare you're feeling, and who is right there to go through it with you.
My situation was nothing similar to hers (except we both went through cancer diagnosis and surgery in the middle of it all) yet she spoke my grief with such understanding, because hurt and disappointment are a universal language.
Please, read this book. <3

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DKCPA
Nov 14, 2018

Very vunerable and likeable author

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