It's Not Supposed to Be This Way - Lysa TerKeurst

It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

By Lysa TerKeurst

  • Release Date: 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 4.5
From 297 Ratings


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.


  • It’s not supposed to be this way

    By ocean600
    Outstanding book, I could not put it down. This is a book you will read more than once.
  • page 99.

    By Kokes003
    Gods presence is definitely in this book. So glad I made this purchase back at TheRock church SD. Not quite done with this book and i’m in no rush. This book by far is helping get through what I am currently going through. Every word, every page, every scripture hits home. I AM NOT ALONE. Thank you, Lysa for reminding me and others that getting through the next 86,400 seconds we are not alone and Jesus is walking with us EVERY step if we keep our focus on him. THANK YOU!
  • A Must Read

    By Shuana Huggins
    If you are in a place where life is falling apart and you are walking through something that you thought would never be the way it is then this book is for you. Lysa navigates this book with love and compassion. As you read you these pages you will know that you are not alone. Your it’s not supposed to be this way may not be a broken marriage like hers was the principles of the book fit any life situation. The book has Eleven chapters with reflection questions, cling to statements from the chapter and a prayer. The book is not something that you will want to speed through but process. This quote from the Lysa summed the book up for me though it was in chapter two “Dust doesn’t have to signify the end. Dust is often what must be present for the new to begin.”