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

Version: Unabridged
Author: Lysa Terkeurst
Narrator: Lysa Terkeurst , Jolene Barto
Genres: Christianity
Publisher: Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio
Published In: November 2018
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Includes an audiobook exclusive interview with Lysa!
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.Reflection questions available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

Reviews (2)


Written by Kim F. on May 31st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Marked moments of trust – Mark 14 “take this cup from me”; 2 Timothy 1-7 “Spirit of fear is not from god” 1 Peter 5-10 “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” The our father prayer Mathew 6 9-11 Matthew 6:9 is the ninth verse of the sixth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount. This verse is the opening of the Lord's Prayer, one of the best known parts of the entire New Testament. I liked this book. It is a little too much on the scripture for me, however, the author is enthusiastic and encouraging. I can just envision it being the type of book women sit around and discuss at their Sunday book club.


Written by Janet D. on April 16th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 1/5

A blessing during a sad time!!!!!!!!

Author Details

Author Details

Terkeurst, Lysa

Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and a national speaker. She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and an author of 18 books, including Unglued, Made to Crave, and What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, and encourages more than 700,000 women through a daily online devotional. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, three dogs, and a mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen.