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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 604 Ratings



What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, his lack of intervention hurtful, and his promises doubtful? Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances, inviting you to live assured when life doesn't turn out like you expected.

Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a season, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned at best and overwhelmed and hopeless at worst. We quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness and why he allows us to suffer and experience grief and loss.

Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But after many tears, godly counseling, and prayerful seeking, 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, the Bible.
Look for additional biblically based resources and devotionals from Lysa:
Good Boundaries and GoodbyesForgiving What You Can't ForgetUninvitedYou're Going to Make ItEmbracedSeeing Beautiful Again


  • Good Cry

    By Niklodg
    I cried from page one through the epilogue. What wonderful wisdom and insight this author gives and it was the perfect time in my life to choose to read this book. The lessons seemed to be coinciding with my real life. At the end of each chapter was a place for self reflection. She brought the reader into her thoughts and forced you to take a look at your life and ponder yourself for a moment. Instead of it being just a great story, it was a great way to pull the chapter closer to yourself and be a part of the lesson.
  • inspiration

    By lishswanngal39
    after reading this book it reminded me that what i face painfully is a reason, God understands and cares, and he uses our dust(things that upset us) for making us stronger. thank you Lysa for writing this book it brought such encouragement to me .

    By Infinitediva
    This book has God written all over it. I mean, it’s like He was sitting right there next to her when she wrote this. This met me exactly where I was and I thank God for it. But God also gave us a choice and I’m so glad that Ms. Lysa chose to release this to us.
  • Amazing

    By Vargas96
    This book had me crying. She shares her pain and makes you feel like your right there with her in yours. This book has helped me heal from my divorce.
  • Thankful

    By MorJL
    This book really helped me during a time of disappointment that I had never experienced before. It was beautifully written in a way that made me feel like I was talking to a friend, while also giving me scriptures that I hold onto today. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to be encouraged through the Word. Thank you Lysa for allowing God to use you to help me!
  • Amazing

    By Carolina Correa
    I picked up this book because the title fit my life in a few words. I didn’t always read so consistently but every time I read the book it picked up on the very thing I was walking out in my life atm. Lisa is very raw and candid and so much appreciated when it comes to dealing with deep disappointment you can’t seem to shake. Highly recommend this read.
  • Nothing but tears

    By Tete4546
    This book is truly anointed and speaks of my broken heart!!!! This is such a blessing that she is so transparent in her feelings at the time and it’s amazing how it seems you can feel what she was going through. truly anointed so glad I heard about this book through the singer Fantasia Barino speaking on this being her favorite book this is why I bought it and I’m so happy I did it speaking to my heart and soul!!!! I can’t put it down!
  • It’s not supposed to be like this

    By pocahontas432
    Good book
  • Hard to read

    By Avery&Bennett
    Some of the messages are very good and helpful. A lot of the book was hard to read, though. The authors writing style made it difficult to relate to. I almost gave up reading it.
  • It’s not supposed to be this way

    By teg318
    This book was awesome. This book was enlightening. This book would have you on edge of seat reading past book club. It would have you saying whoa or wow and really looking and trying to understand your own stuff.