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Published by Thomas Nelson on March 28, 2023
Genres: Non-Fiction, Devotional
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Incorporate a new rhythm for those days when life feels too hard through the daily practice of receiving and releasing—receiving God's encouragement, instruction, and truth to start your day and releasing to God all that's weighing you down at the end of each day. He'll set you on a path toward healing.
In her newest devotional, New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst helps you stay connected to God and continue loving others even in the middle of discouraging, disappointing, or even devastating circumstances. Experience 50 days of morning and evening devotions complimented with beautiful color photography of significant locations where Lysa has worked through her own healing. Each devotion contains:
a Bible verse to start your day
a statement of truth to remember throughout your day
space to write and release something back to God at the end of your day
a prayer to receive before you go to sleep to better prepare for tomorrow
Lysa TerKeurst has always been exhortative and inspirational. As the founder of Proverbs 31 ministries, she’s been one of those women who have been able to create a niche for themselves within a predominantly male, evangelical world. TerKeurst’s niche has been inspiring other Christian women to live abundant, fruitful, and Christ-centered lives. A good niche to be sure! A lot of her recent work has focused on overcoming difficulties and times of tragedy and uncertainty. This focus has come out of TerKeurst’s own personal struggles and hurts, giving her work both a deeply cathartic and deeply intimate feel. TerKeurst isn’t writing abstractly or aloofly about these things—she’s actively living through them, writing about them as a way of exhorting herself as much as anyone else.
You’re Going to Make It—a devotional published soon after divorcing her husband on biblical grounds—is a collection of 100 devotions “to unrush your mind, uncomplicate your heart, and experience healing today.” While TerKeurst never mentions her personal life in detail, she does outline the basics of what informs her writing. It feels very much to me like a cathartic experience that we are blessed to be able to witness. Catharsis can be selfish, but what TerKeurst has done is walked the walk. You’re Going to Make It isn’t a platitude from someone afar off, it’s a phrase ruthless with determination from someone who has been along the same road.
The devotions are meant to be two per day for 50 days. In the morning, the text begins with a passage from Scripture followed by a one-page devotional reflection. Following this is a statement to remember and meditate on throughout the day. The evening devotion is a bit shorter, usually half a page, followed by a couple of blank lines for the reader to write about something they can release back to God and a closing prayer. Each devotion also includes some gorgeous photography of TerKeurst amid landscapes in Bald Head Island in North Carolina, the place to which TerKeurst dedicates the book and mentions it as a place of healing.
If you’ve loved Lysa TerKeurst before, you’ll love taking this journey with her now. Love might be a strong word, because let’s face it, nobody wants to go down this road. But it is a road we all go down in our own various contexts. And if I have to go down it, I might as well take solace, comfort, and advice from a friend. You’re Going to Make It is the gentle, calm voice of a friend willing to weep with you and willing to pick you up, dust you off, and walk with you through the valleys of life.