Author Archives: Lysa TerKeurst

Upside Down

Upside Down

Just so you know, I wish I could take away every disappointment that nips at the edges of your happiness and sits heavy in your heart. Big and small. A past hurt or a present heartbreak. I wish we could get together in the comforts of my white kitchen with dishes in the sink and

You Are Never Alone

Do you ever feel lonely? Recently, I was at an event full of people. Everyone else seemed gabby and was effortlessly making easy connections with others. I just felt out of sorts. Someone had said something to me earlier that day that hurt my feelings and knocked me off kilter. It was one of those

When God Gives You More Than You Can Handle

There’s no easy way to attach the word cancer to your world and not make all who love you cry. I kept thinking about that statement everyone loves to throw out in times like these: “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” But that’s not actually in the Bible. God does say He

This Is How I Start My Day: Preparing for Adventure

Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law. — Psalm 119:18 Oh, how we underestimate the power made available to us when we spend time with God. Our earthly eyes are so limited because they don’t allow us to see what is happening in the heavenly realm. A daily battle is

Unanswered Prayers

It’s easy to slip into the mentality that we somehow fell through the cracks of God’s good plans. Things are too final. The ink is too dry. The page has been turned. Their heart is too hard. Your heart is too hurt. The doctors have said impossible. The account is too bankrupt. The biological clock

The Birthplace of Disappointment

Welcome! (2 minutes) Welcome to Session 1 of It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way. If this is your first time together as a group, take a moment to introduce yourselves to one another before watching the video. Then let’s get started! Opening Discussion (10 minutes) Answer the following questions to prepare for this week’s

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Dust

I grabbed my chest while tears slipped down my cheeks in an unending stream. The pain in my heart wasn’t physical. But the stabbing emotional hurt was so intense I could hardly breathe. My hands were shaking. My eyes were wide with fear. My mouth felt paralyzed. My life had gone from feeling full and

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Between Two Gardens

Genesis tells us that the human heart was created in the perfection of the garden of Eden. Can you imagine what the world looked like when God first created it? When He said it was all good. Very good. And it was all perfect. Perfection’s symphony filled the atmosphere. Everything ebbed and flowed in complete

Perspective: Ruined for Good

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