As Silver Refined: Answers to Life's Disappointments

Arthur, Kay

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Barcode: 9781400073481

Release date: 19/07/2011

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What Can You Do When Life Doesn't Turn Out Like You Planned?

How do you respond when your husband or wife tramples your emotions? When your boss fires you unexpectedly? When you lose your life's savings? When the child you've loved and prayed for turns his back on you and your values?

When disappointments like these smash their way into your life, you may want to scream, "How could God let this happen?"

But what if God didn't just "let it happen"? What if the things you call disappointments are really His appointments--events He is using to make you more like Christ? What if your circumstances are actually the flames of His grace, intended to melt and burn away the undesirable elements in your life, leaving you pure and radiant--like refined silver?

You can be defeated by life's unavoidable disappointments, or you can become stronger because of them.

Life's disappointments can send you on a dangerous downward spiral into discouragement, depression, or even despair. But in this eye-opening book, Kay Arthur guides you to biblical truths that will help you break that cycle and instead embrace disappointment as the cleansing fire God uses to make you--as silver refined--a reflection of His goodness.

Now includes a 16 week Bible study!

From the Inside Flap
ARE YOU DISAPPOINTED THAT LIFE ISN?T TURNING OUT LIKE YOU PLANNED? HOW DO YOU RESPOND when your husband or wife tramples your emotions? When your boss fires you unexpectedly? When you lose your life?s savings? When the child you?ve loved and prayed for turns his back on you and your values? When disappointments like these smash their way into your life, you may want to scream, ?How could God let this happen??

BUT WHAT IF GOD didn?t just ?let it happen?? What if the things you call disappointments are really His appointments ? events He is using to make you more like Christ? What if He is using your disappointments like flames to melt and burn away the undesirable elements in your life, leaving you pure and radiant ? like refined silver?

YOU CAN BE DEFEATED by life?s unavoidable disappointments, or you can become stronger because of them. Kay Arthur paints a graphic picture of the dangerous downward spiral of disappointment that can lead to discouragement, depression, or even despair. But you can learn to break that cycle and embrace disappointment with a faith that recognizes the trials of life as tools that God uses to make you ? as silver refined ? a reflection of His goodness. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

KAY ARTHUR is the author of numerous books, including When the Hurt Runs Deep and Lord, I Want to Know You. An international teacher and communicator whose work has touched millions of lives, Kay has received several awards for her writing and media programming. She currently serves with her husband, Jack, as co-CEO of Precept Ministries International, the organization they founded together more than forty years ago and which today operates in one
hundred fi fty countries in seventy languages. Kay and Jack live in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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