I received an advance readers’ copy of You’re Going to Make It, the newest devotional book by New York Times best-selling author, Lysa Terkeurst. Lysa TerKeurst is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the author of more than twenty-five books, including It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Forgiving What You Can’t Forget and Uninvited.
Lysa’s newest devotional, You’re Going to Make It is scheduled to be released on March 28th. I’m more than halfway through the book and have enjoyed the format and transparency. I honestly can’t wait for it to come out to purchase for some of my friends. Lysa’s warm and gentle writing style makes you feel like you are sitting together at a coffeehouse chatting with a good friend.
Morning and Evening Devotions
The format is very different than the traditional devotional you may be used to reading. It is divided into 50 topics. Each has a morning and evening devotion, including scripture verses, thoughts to reflect on throughout the day, a journaling section for releasing something to God, and a prompted prayer. It allowed me to reflect on my life, draw closer to God, and gave me practical exercises to work through.
Every day Lysa shares, in a very genuinely transparent way, her struggles through a hard season of feeling discouraged, disappointed, and devastated by circumstances. Many of us would walk away from times like that feeling broken, hopeless, or jaded. But through this journey, Lysa has found ways to unrush your mind, uncomplicate your heart, and experience healing.
There is so much more to this one incredible life than the sum total of our heartbreak.Lysa TerKeurst – You’re Going to Make It
As I read through the pages, I think about the hurt that I still haven’t released and the practice of giving it up to God. I think about a friend diagnosed with cancer and feeling discouraged and hopeless. Or the family member who has been cast out because of choices that are different and feeling heartbroken and disappointed. I think about a friend who has lost their job and feels devastated and depressed. No matter what you are going through, you’re going to make it.
The book starts with very encouraging scripture verses in the first devotion…
- God promises to guard your heart and mind – Philippians 4:6-7
- God promises to give you His peace – John 14:27
- God promises to comfort you in all your troubles – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
- God promises to help you and strengthen you – Isaiah 41:10
- God promises to bless, protect, and be gracious to you – Numbers 6:24-26
- God promises to give you rest when you’re weary and burdened – Matthew 11:28-30
- God promises to hear and answer your prayers – 1 John 5:14-15
- God promises to supply all your needs – Philippians 4:19
If you are going through a difficult season, this devotional is for you. When you have days when life feels too hard, this devotional gives you the daily practice of releasing and receiving God’s encouragement, instruction, and truth to find your path toward healing.
Sometimes God has to lean in close to our hearts full of questions and gently whisper, “you don’t have to have all the answers, you just need to trust.”Lysa TerKeurst – You’re Going to Make It
I love the life applications Lysa shares in each devotion. Throughout the pages, I am constantly reassured that though a difficult season is part of your story, it will not be your whole story. I am also uplifted by Lysa’s example, that we can use our pain to help others and share God’s love.