It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst. A deep, rich blessing for my soul and my heart. Both of which need healing after a particularly gut-wrenching relational sucker punch. Perfect timing when Satan tried to weave his wicked ways into my struggles and send me spiraling out of control. Enter Lysa's new book who, over three plus years, experienced more earth-shattering, life-shattering circumstances imaginable and shares how she was able to live assured, safe in God's hands, even when life doesn't turn out like we expected. Encouraged beyond imaginable I was able to apply truths from Lysa's book when I was caught off guard by a fairly recent trial in my life that shattered me.
The book covers what to do when you question God's timing, whether He is still God amidst difficult circumstances, and if you can still trust Him. Her book is truly a personal walk of faith that has been challenged, tested, sifted, and reformed - and how to withstand. More specifically, how we can stop from being pulled into the throes of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations. How to train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes. One of the hardest to digest is when God actually does give us more than we can handle, but Lysa shows us how to be steadfast, and not panic.
If your life is coming up roses right now this book might not be for you. But it might be for you if you have a friend who is in a brutal battle relationally, spiritually, physically, or emotionally. Because you could come along side them and lift them up and let them know that God is still good. 5 Stars