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

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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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What went wrong? Why did God let this happen?

Reality often ends up so very far from the life we long for, doesn’t it? Bible teacher Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands daily disappointments and life-altering loss. By walking through her own valley, she’s discovered that in God we can find unexpected strength as we wrestle well between our faith and feelings.

In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), Lysa offers a safe place to share your disappointments, fresh biblical insight to get you through painful situations, and life-giving perspectives for living in between Eden and eternity.

With solid truth, vulnerability and honest humor, Lysa will help you:

Find peace and hope for the future when you feel like your life is not what you expected.Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.Train yourself to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so you 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 you more than you can handle.Shift your suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing you.Know how to encourage a friend and help them navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.

Sessions include:

The Birthplace of DisappointmentLiving Between Two GardensProblems Placed On Us and Problems Within UsThe Four Steps of RestorationWhen the Enemy Comes Against UsKingdom Minded, Eternally Focused

Designed for use with It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way Video Study (9780310094364), sold separately.

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Thomas Nelson
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Published on
Nov 13, 2018
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780718039868
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Biblical Studies / General
Religion / Christian Life / General
Religion / Christian Life / Personal Growth
Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Religion / Christian Life / Women's Issues
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