If you are going through anything at all, I suggest you read this one. Lysa is bold and transparent when it comes to sharing some of the difficult things she has faced. She hits them head-on with dignity, grace, and a bit of humor. Yet the underlying truth is just learning to trust God no matter what kinds of situations come your way.
She shares that throughout her struggles, she always takes it back to the cross, always reminds us to let God carry and comfort us. For those of us facing bewildering, stifling, and overwhelming circumstances, this book is a reminder that life just happens. Bad things happen. Things we have no control over happen. But in the midst of it all we can continue to bring it to Him and He will comfort and heal our deepest wounds.
Early on she said she talks about feelings when you are facing hardships. On page 9 she says, To deny my feelings any voice is to rob me of being human. But to let my feelings be the only voice will rob my soul of healing perspectives with which God wants to comfort me and carry me forward. This statement stood out to me because so many times we feel like our feelings are stuffed away because others don't understand them, or because we don't understand them ourselves.
Another statement that grabbed my attention is in the latter portion of the book was this. Lysa says, Comfort isn't a solution to seek; rather, it's a by-product we'll reap when we stay close to the Lord. (p.181) I really liked that and it was food for quite a bit of meditation. I had to ask myself if I was seeking God just to get comfort - or seeking Him because He is God.
I found this an encouragement and recommend it for anyone who is "going through."
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This year i set out to read a book a month minimally. Here are some of the books I have read and what I took away from them. I also linked them to Amazon in case you wanted to check them out. Yes, it is an affiliate link so if you order from this page - I will make a small commission. It's an easy, noncommittal way to support Dove's Fire Ministry.