Jan 16, 2019
I am thrilled to have Lysa Terkeurst with me on this episode of Thriving
And why am I thrilled.......let me count the ways:
1. We have a similar stories and the same Redemptive God
2. We both have had serious marriage struggles, but God still
3. Both marriages have hurts, pains, resentments and anger,
but God still Restored
4. Trust has to be rebuilt with time and consistency, and God
never leaves us or forsakes us
5. Vulnerability happened for both of us, & God desires
intimacy with all of us! He wants our heart!
just published a new book “It’s Not Supposed to Be This
and it has resonated so deeply with me and I hope you each
receive an opportunity to read it. One of Lysa’s goals with this
book is to make sure others don’t feel alone in their journey,
which so closely correlates with the ministry Jeff and I have given our life to.
The amazing thing is how Lysa has seen how the circumstances in her
life have led to deep and painful times before the Lord, which
leads further to deeper understanding of the Word of God and to be
an even more reliable teacher of the Word.
We talk about the deep, difficult questions of who God is and how
He could allow life-altering painful situations happen to His
children. Lysa dives into her own journey of emotional healing
through the church and Christian counseling and how that led so
much to the content in her book.
We also discuss the redemption and restoration of the hard times,
mainly with the Lord and then with others in our lives. From Lysa
sharing her story, the Gospel is being shared and there has been so
much healing for so many just by knowing that they are not alone,
even in the valley. And what joins each of us in the valley is the
truth of God’s Word and His character.
Lysa shares with vulnerability what she now has to work through
because of what has happened in life, and beautifully clarifies the
healthy difference between vulnerability in sharing and the
importance of privacy. We even talk about no longer taking things
for granted, but taking every situation to the Lord. We take our
situation out of the center of our lives and replace that with the
Lord. He is the only one that can bring peace and remove fear.
“God loves us too much to answer our prayer in any other time than
the right time and in any other way than the right way.”
This is one episode you will not want to miss. I hope you join