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

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

Lysa TerKeurst / Jun 19, 2019

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

  • Title: It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered
  • Author: Lysa TerKeurst
  • ISBN: 0718039858
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 256 pages Published November 13th 2018 by Thomas Nelson More Details ISBN 0718039858 ISBN13 9780718039851 Edition Language English Other Editions 16 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Its Not Supposed to Be This Way, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Hi all Is this a study are there questions after each chapter or similar Thanks April like 2 months ago Add your answer Jennifer Gosnell Yes, there are At the end of each chapter, there is a section called Going to the Well that includes the following Remember summary of main Yes, there are At the end of each chapter, there is a section called Going to the Well that includes the following Remember summary of main points Receive list of verses to look up for further reflection Reflect questions for the reader and a prayer less flag See 1 question about Its Not Supposed to Be This Way Lists with This Book Most Anticipated Inspirational Novels of 2019 83 books 216 voters from fear to faith 42 books 2 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Sep 17, 2018 Cara Putman rated it it was amazing This book came exactly when I needed it, and I haven t stopped recommending it since In It s Not Supposed to be This Way Lysa addresses the things and hurts that happen in our lives that leave us questioning where God has gone The disappointment that comes from loving and following Him, obeying Him, and watching your world fall apart And she challenges us to lean into Him in this space between two gardens and trust His heart In the pages, she is vulnerable, focused, wise, and encouraging I This book came exactly when I needed it, and I haven t stopped recommending it since In It s Not Supposed to be This Way Lysa addresses the things and hurts that happen in our lives that leave us questioning where God has gone The disappointment that comes from loving and following Him, obeying Him, and watching your world fall apart And she challenges us to lean into Him in this space between two gardens and trust His heart In the pages, she is vulnerable, focused, wise, and encouraging I truly want to sit at her kitchen table, hold her hand and prayer with her, and then have her do the same as I cry over my disappointments What I appreciate most about this book though is the way that she relentlessly points us back to our Father There are prayers There are Bible verses There are questions to force us to wrestle with our fears And in my copy of the book, there are underlines and Yes throughout I highly recommend this book and can t wait for it to release so I can read through it with others flag 24 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 08, 2018 Monica rated it it was amazing Shelves books read in 2018 If we live long enough, I think there are tough moments that come when most of us say, It s not supposed to be this way We wonder why these things happen The past few years, Lysa Terkeurst has faced some tough challenges which she shares in her new book, It s Not Supposed To Be This Way.It s Not Supposed To Be This Way is Terkeurst s story of how she handled the hard things of the past few years and how turning to God helped her face them This book is part memoir and part an inspirational enc If we live long enough, I think there are tough moments that come when most of us say, It s not supposed to be this way We wonder why these things happen The past few years, Lysa Terkeurst has faced some tough challenges which she shares in her new book, It s Not Supposed To Be This Way.It s Not Supposed To Be This Way is Terkeurst s story of how she handled the hard things of the past few years and how turning to God helped her face them This book is part memoir and part an inspirational encouragement book for anyone reading it who is facing tough challenges and struggling At the end of each chapter, Terkeurst has a Remember section with some of the most important ideas from each chapter that she encourages readers to cling to That section is followed by a Receive section with several Bible verses to soak in and meditate on Then she offers a Reflect section with questions to think on This book pairs well with your Bible, of course, but it would also be helpful to use a journal along with it to get the most out of it Then there is a prayer to pray at the end.I have faced a different set of hard challenges the past few years my own set of heartbreaks It s Not Supposed to be this Way is like sitting down with Terkeurst in a coffee shop and sharing the hard things together All through this book, she shares her heartfelt story in a way that leaves you feeling like she is in the hard things of life with you and not above you She shares hard things, embarrassing moments and moments she even had to laugh rather than crythough she did share about the crying too This book helped me want to draw closer to God and to others facing hard things After reading it, I feel like we can indeed face these hard things together and with God and we will make it until God says, Well done good and faithful servant It isn t a fast read, and I wouldn t expect that from this book It is a good book to use with a journal and maybe to share with a trusted friend or counselor as you work through it I highly recommend it to any Christian going through hard stuff I am sorry to hear all of the hard things Terkeurst has gone through, but I think this is one of the best books of it s kind that I have read because she has been there and has compassion for the reader.I received an ARC of this book from the publisher I was not required to write a positive review flag 14 likesLike see review Jan 17, 2019 Rissa rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 favorites While sitting the hospital gettig treatment this was just what I needed So thank you flag 10 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 26, 2018 Sarah rated it it was amazing Wow I have to say that this is the best book I have read of hers I can somewhat relate, in my own way Life is no picnic and doesn t always turn out the way you want Hard times certainly hit us unexpectedly This is her journey of faith through the hard times in her life Faith Trusting in God Strength in between the two gardens of life I would give this ten stars if I could Powerful and will definitely look back to this to get me through flag 7 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 30, 2018 Annette rated it it was amazing I loved several things about this book The visual layout of the book The Going to the Well sections at the end of each chapter This section is a recap of what was taught in the chapter There are remember points, Scriptures to read, deep questions, and a prayer The subtitle pages are two pages in length in bold block print Important quotes are set off by themselves in the chapters The chapters at the end of the book Epilogue gives an update on her marriage, an additional one on her h I loved several things about this book The visual layout of the book The Going to the Well sections at the end of each chapter This section is a recap of what was taught in the chapter There are remember points, Scriptures to read, deep questions, and a prayer The subtitle pages are two pages in length in bold block print Important quotes are set off by themselves in the chapters The chapters at the end of the book Epilogue gives an update on her marriage, an additional one on her health, 9 Scriptures For Surviving The Times When God Seems Silent, A Prayer Of Restoration, Getting The Help You Need, Acknowledgements, an index of Scriptures, further information about the author and Proverbs 31 Ministries, and two free bonus gifts Terkeurst does not go heavy in to details about her marriage She gives enough information that I understand the problems The emphasis is on Scripture and what is learned by the crisis Some readers may find her memoir lacking in details however, it is important to understand the emphasis is to answer the questions of disappointments, hurts, and sufferings In addition, Terkeurst could have gone the way of bitterness and revenge against her husband I admire her humility and self control It s Not Supposed To Be This Way is a heavy meal kind of book This is not a book to whiz through each page like a popcorn snack I read the book slowly I read the book making marks on certain key points and quotes I liked I wrote down a few of them on index cards to place on the wall beside my reading chair The book is personal directed and addressed to us From page 208, Just so you know, I wish I could take way every disappointment that nips at the edges of your happiness and sits heavy in your heartI d offer you some warm slice and bake cookies and whisper, I get it Let s chat For a person going through a crisis, a friend is what is needed Even the most introverted of us needs a friend who listens and understands It s Not Supposed To Be This Way is an excellent book for small groups I feel it is better to have the group be all female or all male Why Because women may want to discuss things amongst other women without men present Some aspects of life are painful, and we need to be in the presence of trusted people Terkeurst addresses issues from well meaning people For example gossip and advice Terkeurst is transparent in not agreeing with God about her life I wrote down 5 pages of quotes I loved Some of my favorites are Feeling the pain is the first step toward healing the pain The longer we avoid the feeling, the we delay our healing We can numb it, ignore it or pretend it doesn t exist, but all those options lead to an eventual breakdown, not a breakthrough page 36 May we carefully choose what we remember and what we forget I m so quick to remember others hurtful words but slow to remember God s healing words We must set our minds and our hearts on things above by choosing to remember God s words, repeat God s words, and believe God s words about us We must let God s Word become the words we park our minds and hearts on We must let God s Word become the words we believe and receive as truth We must let God s Word become the words of our story Page 65 We must sip the suffering of today, so we don t have to drown in the devastations of tomorrow Page 183 flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 03, 2019 Bethany rated it it was amazing Shelves christian classics I got this book for Christmas and I had finished reading it by New Year s Eve I couldn t put it down There is no band aid theology here This book takes a very honest but ultimately hopeful look at the reality of suffering and pain in the Christian life flag 5 likesLike see review Oct 31, 2018 Heidi rated it it was amazing For anybody who has wondered why God has allowed a certain situation, for anybody who has faced disappointment, or has wondered how their life turned out this way.Lysa writes from a place of knowledge as she is in the trenches fighting a battle she would never have chosen and, yet, encourages the reader to keep fighting the good fight flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Claire Johnson rated it really liked it Shelves jesus I know a lot of you are curious about this book, so here s a rundown for you I was nervous that it was going to be a lot of Christian platitudes on struggling.e thing is, it kind of is, but I didn t hate it I think I m at a point where I need to hear it For instance, Don t welcome hardness of heart as easiness of life Eeek She also couples those by always saying she s been there, she gets it So she does it in a way that doesn t make it seem like platitudes but truths that are to I know a lot of you are curious about this book, so here s a rundown for you I was nervous that it was going to be a lot of Christian platitudes on struggling.e thing is, it kind of is, but I didn t hate it I think I m at a point where I need to hear it For instance, Don t welcome hardness of heart as easiness of life Eeek She also couples those by always saying she s been there, she gets it So she does it in a way that doesn t make it seem like platitudes but truths that are to be walked in That said, I wouldn t ever give this to someone whose suffering is super fresh Maybe that s just me, but if someone expected me to see suffering as good the day after the ball dropped, I d probably throw the book out the window It s for someone in a long suffering season of life Or perhaps someone whose wounds aren t so incredibly fresh, but still raw There is a lot of scripture I especially loved her expounding of the moabites There is some amount of cheese, for sure, but that s kind of lysa s thing She suggests changing Impossible to I m possible She is honest about her marriage and health struggles but not in a way that is disrespectful to her husband There are a lot of analogies so steer clear if that drives you crazy But I found her allegory at the end of the book beautiful Anyway hope that helps I m a reader, not a writer flag 4 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 20, 2019 Noel rated it it was amazing A must read for those going trough hard times or times of change flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Charlotte rated it it was amazing I have read just about all of Lysa TerKeursts books before and this one spoke to me the most I have been dealing with a few things in my life and thought nothing could get any worse, but I know God has put those obstacles in my life for a reason A lot of people who I follow on social media like to show everything they have but never show what really happens in real life We all have disappointments and we all struggle if not daily with things that goes on This book hit the nail on the head w I have read just about all of Lysa TerKeursts books before and this one spoke to me the most I have been dealing with a few things in my life and thought nothing could get any worse, but I know God has put those obstacles in my life for a reason A lot of people who I follow on social media like to show everything they have but never show what really happens in real life We all have disappointments and we all struggle if not daily with things that goes on This book hit the nail on the head when Lysa wrote this We all expect for our lives to be perfect, but it s not and I love how she has written that into this book Even though there are things that we expect to happen, we have to know that life is so unexpected in general If you feel that you have been personally struggling with life or just need a book to help you get through the struggles, this is the book for you Now I m going to get this book in hardcover format for me to give as a gift to a few people I know flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Jill rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 reads Lysa TerKeurst is one of my favorite Christian Living authors This book is raw and emotional She is so transparent and honest I struggled with some extended family issues over the past couple of years, and this book was so encouraging Highly recommended flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 12, 2018 Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves non fiction, arcs netgalley, books_i_re read God isn t ever going to forsake you, but He will go to great lengths to remake you Gah, this book My words will not do the beauty or eloquence of the author s plight justice Nothing would do it justice TerKeurst is a voice for all women She puts words to depths of pain and the human soul A reader can trust every word she writes in this book because she has lived it, in fact lived through it while also writing this book.I find interesting the way the chapters are written in real time The God isn t ever going to forsake you, but He will go to great lengths to remake you Gah, this book My words will not do the beauty or eloquence of the author s plight justice Nothing would do it justice TerKeurst is a voice for all women She puts words to depths of pain and the human soul A reader can trust every word she writes in this book because she has lived it, in fact lived through it while also writing this book.I find interesting the way the chapters are written in real time The author doesn t look back on a time in the past when she dealt with pain She literally writes this book during the worst years of life From one chapter to the next, she is getting news, diagnoses, and counseling This book reads like a journal of lamenting and choosing joy We as readers walk through the moments of struggle with her She knows And not only does she know, she trusts And because she trusts, she encourages us that we can trust too No matter what turmoil we are in, we can trust that God is for us and with us In the heartfelt, emotional writing Lysa Terkeurst is known and loved for, she had me swaying between tears and laughter And I am tucking this book safely away for another day when I may be in the midst of a dark valley, because I know this will speak to me all over again in a whole new way, in every season I received this book from the publishers and netgalley, but this in no way altered my opinion or review flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 02, 2018 Joan rated it liked it The life Terkeurst was experiencing was certainly not the life she had planned Serious abdominal issues and surgery, a marriage broken by betrayal, and then the diagnosis of breast cancer She shares the lessons she is learning through the adversity She is free with her raw pain but she is also free with her steadfast faith in God.She is learning yet again to trust in God I forget, she writes, that this kind of trusting in God is often forged in the crucible of longsuffering 95 The most The life Terkeurst was experiencing was certainly not the life she had planned Serious abdominal issues and surgery, a marriage broken by betrayal, and then the diagnosis of breast cancer She shares the lessons she is learning through the adversity She is free with her raw pain but she is also free with her steadfast faith in God.She is learning yet again to trust in God I forget, she writes, that this kind of trusting in God is often forged in the crucible of longsuffering 95 The most enlightening part of the book for me was her setting straight the lie that God will never give you than you can handle Sometimes He will, she says iii He doesn t expect us to handle it We are to rely on His strength In the middle of our disappointments and hard times, we must seek to be transformed into thinking biblically, processing with truth instinctively, and trusting God implicitly 183 Terkeurst has provided some great aids for readers She gives encouraging Scripture at the end of each chapter as well as questions for reflection and a written prayer At the end of the book Terkeurst has listed lies we might be tempted to believe when struggling and the truth from Scripture There is also a final list of Scriptures that go along with each chapter in the book.I highly recommend this book for those experiencing challenges they never anticipated would be part of their lives You will read of the pain and struggles of another You will also read how she continued to trust God You will be given much practical encouragement to help you in your own faith journey flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 05, 2018 Kassi rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 goals Every once and a while, you forget that you signed up for a book launch team, and then you receive a book at the exact time you need to receive it I received an advanced copy of this book in return for my honest review This book arrived in the mail two days after we received word that we would be forced to move out of our house We had done nothing wrong, but due to Hurricane Florence we would have to leave That was kind of an icing on the cake moment for 2018 It has felt like one thing af Every once and a while, you forget that you signed up for a book launch team, and then you receive a book at the exact time you need to receive it I received an advanced copy of this book in return for my honest review This book arrived in the mail two days after we received word that we would be forced to move out of our house We had done nothing wrong, but due to Hurricane Florence we would have to leave That was kind of an icing on the cake moment for 2018 It has felt like one thing after another this year, and it s left me wondering why and how in the world are we going to get through THIS Lysa Terkeurst has KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK with It s Not Supposed to Be This Way It s hard to walk through times of life shattering disappointments and she gives readers a scripture backed path to walk through those moments I m incredibly grateful to have received my copy and will be buying several to share with the people I love flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2019 BELIEVESINMIRACLES rated it really liked it This was a tough read for me, as I have a natural horror of terrible suffering, whether it be human or animal She had her husband cheat on her and leave the home, then mold in the house, a cancer diagnosis and other assorted woes one right after each other It was too much to read let alone endure.I had to knock off a star as I am not heavily into the devil made me do it I believe people do, say, think and feel wrong or hurtful things that have nothing to do with the devil, though I defini This was a tough read for me, as I have a natural horror of terrible suffering, whether it be human or animal She had her husband cheat on her and leave the home, then mold in the house, a cancer diagnosis and other assorted woes one right after each other It was too much to read let alone endure.I had to knock off a star as I am not heavily into the devil made me do it I believe people do, say, think and feel wrong or hurtful things that have nothing to do with the devil, though I definitely believe he is around and about and quite busy The 3rd Reich tells me that that boundless amount of evil went beyond purely messed up psychology I do not however much believe that he loves to tear us down when one has low self esteem, bad unhealthy things happen that are just part of the human experience and mistakes we make, but that is just me I am not a fundamentalist.This book will help countless I am sure flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Dorine rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves bible study class, faith message We used this DVD along with the study guide in our small study group Lysa has a very calming voice and mannerisms that softly address issues many of us experience This study has heart flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Deleah rated it it was amazing Lysa brings light and comfort to life s messiness with the truth of God s promises flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Alana Arco rated it it was amazing In a world of differences we are so very united when we simply cry together Lysa Terkeurst shares her tears and fears with us, inviting us into her struggles so that we can identify with her and learn Great book on learning how to trust God when trials and problems seem to say God isn t good or He doesn t know what He is doing Definitely recommend flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 26, 2018 Amy Langmaack rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, reviewed, launch teams There are some times when you receive a book and know that it was meant for such a time as this Reading this book was one of those moments for me Through sharing her story, Lysa TerKeurst reminds us that life is not a fairy tale just waiting to happen Life is hard and full of disappoints And yet God still is good I ve been wrestling with that truth for a long while, and the pages of It s Not Supposed to Be This Way reminded me that I m not alone on this journey God is still moving when w There are some times when you receive a book and know that it was meant for such a time as this Reading this book was one of those moments for me Through sharing her story, Lysa TerKeurst reminds us that life is not a fairy tale just waiting to happen Life is hard and full of disappoints And yet God still is good I ve been wrestling with that truth for a long while, and the pages of It s Not Supposed to Be This Way reminded me that I m not alone on this journey God is still moving when we can t see what the ultimate plan is He provides us with hope through scripture This book is for anyone who s ever felt like life isn t going the way it should And don t we all feel that way sometimes in our lives This book is refreshingly honest, acknowledging the hard while at the same time pushing us to trust God and see his goodness even in the hard It s a reminder to fight for what we know is true And to look outside of our expectations for this life and see what God wants for us in this life.I received a copy of this book from the publisher This review is my own, honest opinion flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Julia rated it it was amazing What an amazing read This book spoke to me so powerfully about the nature of suffering, disappointment and God s place in it Lysa weaves her personal story with Scripture and solid teaching to make impactful points about God being at work in our disappointments Reading this book feels like sitting and having a coffee with a dear mentor than being lectured or preached at or taught I recommend this book to anyone facing a trial or difficulty or who has it will be refreshing and encoura What an amazing read This book spoke to me so powerfully about the nature of suffering, disappointment and God s place in it Lysa weaves her personal story with Scripture and solid teaching to make impactful points about God being at work in our disappointments Reading this book feels like sitting and having a coffee with a dear mentor than being lectured or preached at or taught I recommend this book to anyone facing a trial or difficulty or who has it will be refreshing and encouraging flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 12, 2018 Havebooks Willread rated it really liked it Shelves christian living, non fiction I have multiple friends going through really, really hard things right now, whose expectations of life are not panning out as they hoped This book definitely shows that pain and I think would make a person experiencing heart rending disappointment feel like the author knows a similar pain I appreciated the many scriptures she shared I don t always love her writing style, and I think she goes on a bit, but it was worth reading if you re experiencing similar pain.Quotes to save before returning I have multiple friends going through really, really hard things right now, whose expectations of life are not panning out as they hoped This book definitely shows that pain and I think would make a person experiencing heart rending disappointment feel like the author knows a similar pain I appreciated the many scriptures she shared I don t always love her writing style, and I think she goes on a bit, but it was worth reading if you re experiencing similar pain.Quotes to save before returning to the library This is how we think the formula should calculate hard times plus healing time plus staying faithful to God should equal the exact good outcome we were counting on xiii No matter how well I plan things, I can t control them No matter how well I think I know the people in my life, I can t control them No matter how well I think I know the people in my life, I can t control them No matter how well I follow the rules, do what s right, and seek to obey God with my whole heart, I can t control my life I can t control God 13 When there is an undoing of your life, there is an unknowing of every next millisecond Every next breath The peaceful predictability of what you thought would be your life is suddenly replaced by a very unexpected darkness and silence you aren t used to 72 We are most triumphant when we place our disappointments in God s hands and say Lord, I trust You to redeem this and return it to me as part of my testimony 79 Did you notice what comes before the psalm s promise of a new song 40 1 3 It s the many cries to the Lord for help The most powerful praise songs don t start out as beautiful melodies rather, they start as guttural cries of pain But soon the process of pain turns into the promise of a praise like no other 97 The story I started telling myself was that life would never get any better My mind became fixated on all that pointed to this season of suffering being my new normal 113 The enemy was doing what he does best stealing, killing, destroying John 10 10 When he sniffs our our interest in dangerous desires, he prowls around us with great intentionality He doesn t know our thoughts, but he can certainly see when we start entertaining sinful possibilities and flirting with compromise.Sin is such a lie It promises to fill the gaps of our disappointments with satisfaction In reality, it just goes straight to our hearts and fills them with shame If only we could see from the outset what the choice of sin will do to us As Ravi Zacharias said, Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you than you want to pay 153 What if the comfort and certainties we crave today are a deadly recipe for complacency that will draw our hearts further and further away from God Jeremiah 48 11.The Moabites were not jarred from their complacency Therefore, their culture was saturated with satisfaction apart from the Lord, and their people were full of impurities They had no need to draw upon the Lord s strength, so their hearts were far from Him.we must sip the suffering of today so we don t have to drown in the devastations of tomorrow 183 If people you love are going through a hard time, declare this for them This hard time will be a holy time A close to God time 186 What about the things we walk through that hurt too long Or disappoint too deeply Or feel devastatingly permanent 209 Others will invite you to stay when they realize you haven t skipped through life untouched by failures and faults and being made to feel fragile by others Perfection intimidates Compassion inspires.There s someone else in the world who would drown in their own tears if not for seeing yours 221 flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Jennifer rated it it was amazing When having to walk through something you never imagined you d be facing, it truly is a breathe of life to know that you aren t alone Heart breaking and uplifting the Potter uses our broken bits ground to dust to rebuild us stronger than ever I appreciate TerKeurst s transparency and bravery to share such intimate struggles in order to assist others in their journey of recovery and self worth flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Carrie ReadingtoKnow rated it it was amazing Excellent If you ve faced a trial before in your lifetime, then you will appreciate the gracious words that Lysa TerKeurst has to share with you If you have not yet faced a significant life trial, buckle up Remember that this book exists for the moment you begin to walk through your own season of I don t know Acknowledging the pain we can experience in life i.e the depths of betrayal, loss of relationships, etc , TerKeurst holds fast to her faith in the Lord and His goodness and encoura Excellent If you ve faced a trial before in your lifetime, then you will appreciate the gracious words that Lysa TerKeurst has to share with you If you have not yet faced a significant life trial, buckle up Remember that this book exists for the moment you begin to walk through your own season of I don t know Acknowledging the pain we can experience in life i.e the depths of betrayal, loss of relationships, etc , TerKeurst holds fast to her faith in the Lord and His goodness and encourages her readers to do the same I not only loved this book, but I needed it flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Linda rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019 books read, 2019 favorites, bible study Favorite for 2019 I will read again Great insight into the tough times of life I gained understanding, strength and comfort Beautiful, honest writing A must read if you ve ever felt lost, heartbroken or overwhelmed by circumstances out of your control flag 2 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 06, 2019 Angie Pace rated it really liked it Authentic words from a surprisingly transparent Lysa Terkeurst I am inspired than ever to view my own crushing disappointments as divine appointments flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Micah Staton rated it it was amazing Best book I ve read in a long time She s definitely my favorite author Excuse me while i go buy this book for every female in my life flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 27, 2018 Nancy Larimer rated it it was amazing It s Not Supposed to Be this Way Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered Is a Christian living book and very practical Lysa is very candid and open about the real struggles she is going through She shares about her broken and struggling marriage She shares about her health issues She reminds the reader that God is still there even when we are disappointed She experienced a time when everything went wrong and she wants us to know God will still be there and It s Not Supposed to Be this Way Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered Is a Christian living book and very practical Lysa is very candid and open about the real struggles she is going through She shares about her broken and struggling marriage She shares about her health issues She reminds the reader that God is still there even when we are disappointed She experienced a time when everything went wrong and she wants us to know God will still be there and the reader should not allow their thoughts to think that God is not there or does not care for them She says the devil wants us to be pulled away from God when we experience disappointments It is such a rich book and vital for the tough world we live in She reminds us to read God s word and remember that He keeps His promises She reminds us to continue reading God s word and not allow us to let our busy life and trials to keep us from turning to God and His word The book comes with a study guide and DVDs if the reader wants to purchase them The book would be good for a group Bible study or individual study It helps our world to hear about others trials so they do not feel alone I think if a Women s Bible study used this book for their study it would sure be rich and benefit the group to reflect and share on how the book has impacted their lives with each other I appreciate the publisher for sharing this book with me for a review I will share the book with pastors facebook, my blog friends, I hope many people read this book and experience the rich truths and values in the book It is a very practical and useful book flag 2 likesLike see 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      • Lysa TerKeurst

        Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times best selling author of Univited, The Best Yes, Unglued, Made to Crave, and 18 other books Her newest book, It s Not Supposed to be This Way, is scheduled for release in November of 2018 Lysa was recently awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award and has been published in multiple publications such as CNN and Fox News Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times best selling author of Univited, The Best Yes, Unglued, Made to Crave, and 18 other books Her newest book, It s Not Supposed to be This Way, is scheduled for release in November of 2018 Lysa was recently awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award and has been published in multiple publications such as CNN and Fox News online Additionally, she has appeared on the Today Show as one of the leading voices in the Christian community.Each year, Lysa is a featured keynote presenter at than 40 events across North America, including the Women of Joy Conferences and the Catalyst Leadership Conference She has a passion for equipping women to share their stories for God s glory through Proverbs 31 Ministries annual She Speaks Conference and writer training program, COMPEL Words That Move People.Connect with Lysa on social media lysaterkeurst or at


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    1. This book came exactly when I needed it, and I haven t stopped recommending it since In It s Not Supposed to be This Way Lysa addresses the things and hurts that happen in our lives that leave us questioning where God has gone The disappointment that comes from loving and following Him, obeying Him, and watching your world fall apart And she challenges us to lean into Him in this space between two gardens and trust His heart In the pages, she is vulnerable, focused, wise, and encouraging I This [...]


    2. If we live long enough, I think there are tough moments that come when most of us say, It s not supposed to be this way We wonder why these things happen The past few years, Lysa Terkeurst has faced some tough challenges which she shares in her new book, It s Not Supposed To Be This Way.It s Not Supposed To Be This Way is Terkeurst s story of how she handled the hard things of the past few years and how turning to God helped her face them This book is part memoir and part an inspirational enc If [...]



    3. Wow I have to say that this is the best book I have read of hers I can somewhat relate, in my own way Life is no picnic and doesn t always turn out the way you want Hard times certainly hit us unexpectedly This is her journey of faith through the hard times in her life Faith Trusting in God Strength in between the two gardens of life I would give this ten stars if I could Powerful and will definitely look back to this to get me through.


    4. I loved several things about this book The visual layout of the book The Going to the Well sections at the end of each chapter This section is a recap of what was taught in the chapter There are remember points, Scriptures to read, deep questions, and a prayer The subtitle pages are two pages in length in bold block print Important quotes are set off by themselves in the chapters The chapters at the end of the book Epilogue gives an update on her marriage, an additional one on her h I loved seve [...]


    5. I got this book for Christmas and I had finished reading it by New Year s Eve I couldn t put it down There is no band aid theology here This book takes a very honest but ultimately hopeful look at the reality of suffering and pain in the Christian life.


    6. For anybody who has wondered why God has allowed a certain situation, for anybody who has faced disappointment, or has wondered how their life turned out this way.Lysa writes from a place of knowledge as she is in the trenches fighting a battle she would never have chosen and, yet, encourages the reader to keep fighting the good fight.


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