It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered

January 29, 2019 - Comment

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

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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.

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Anonymous says:

A book for TerKeurst’s fans I know this author is a Bible teacher for a women’s ministry, so I shouldn’t have been surprised that this book is heavy on the teaching and light on story. I knew the broad outline of what was happening in the author’s life — ill health, divorce — and was interested in hearing how she was doing. But, honestly, I believe memoir would have been a better way to tell her story.In this book, the author is so intent on teaching the reader that her own story takes a back seat. I would…

Anonymous says:

Raw without being jaded, highly recommend if you’ve “licked the floor of hell” This book was what I hoped Uninvited would be. While that was tame and I kept thinking … a friend at a PTO meeting rejects you… that isn’t true rejection, come on now, Lysa… that book didn’t hit the spot.THIS BOOK DID.It was raw without being jaded, real without being cynical, heartbreaking without being hopeless, and Exactly what you can relate to if you have, quoting Lysa, “licked the floor of hell.”If you’ve “licked the floor of hell” then Uninvited…

Anonymous says:

You won’t be the same after reading this I am very picky about the female authors for Christian non-fiction. I much prefer Frangipane, Tozer, etc.. I am a huge fan of Terkeurst however! She is open, raw, funny, but really knows the word of God and manages to hit you in those deep places that you think someone just does not understand what you are going through.She does understand.She has been there and is willing to share it all. I cannot recommend this book enough and even bought 3 more to give as gifts to those it will…

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