Monday, December 1, 2014
Pray the Scriptures When Life Hurts - A Book Review
I thought the book would be an encouragement, but instead I feel that it can discourage more than encourage. Each chapter of the book focuses on a different emotion. A few examples are loneliness, resentment, frustration, surrender, hope...In the beginning of each chapter the author shares some thoughts and then there is a section with a Bible verse followed by questions/journal prompts and a space for you to write your answers. I did really like this set up. I like a devotional that you can write in and that asks thought provoking questions that encourage you to examine your heart with the purpose of drawing you closer to the Lord. But it seemed like a lot of the journal prompts/questions were focusing more on what you are going through and how bad it is rather than how great God is and how He will see you through anything that life throws your way.
It is my opinion that if you are in a hurting place in your life, a place of sickness, or heartache, maybe grief...whatever the trial, YOU can pray the scriptures. Get your Bible out, read God's promises. Be encouraged! My all time favorite chapter in the Bible is Psalms 91 and it has encouraged me through many trials. Here are just a FEW other scriptures that I believe are a good start to help "pray the scriptures".
***This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.