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

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.

Title:It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780718039851
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    It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered Reviews

  • Cara Putman

    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 que...

  • Rissa

    Its not supposed to be this way ⭐️ Bookclub questionsHow would you define disappointment?Was there a certain part of the story that impacted you most?What would happen in our lives if we lived in ...

  • Monica

    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...

  • Christy

    4 stars This was so good and motivational x...

  • Claire Johnson

    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.....the thing is, it kind of is, but I...

  • Eliza

    Powerful read....

  • Kimberly Dawn

    Lysa TerKeurst is wonderful at sharing the hard-earned wisdom she has searched for and found while struggling with her own deeply painful, unexpected trials. She is a Christian writer, the answers she...

  • Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)

    I have to admit, this was a difficult book for me to read at this stage of my life. I appreciated so much this author's vulnerability to share the not so beautiful parts of her life in order to shine ...

  • Mackenzie Lane

    I can't recommend this book enough. I recently went through a painful round of rejection that hurt so deeply and substantially, my mom and I went on a spur-of-the-moment road trip just to see family. ...

  • Christina Claypool

    The whole world seems to know the circumstances which caused Lysa TerKeurst to write this book. An unfaithful husband and a life-threatening health-struggle give the author credibility in saying, "It'...