it's not supposed to be this way week 2

He’s not done yet, but He is faithful to show me that He is still at work. It's Not Supposed to Be This Way Session 2 - Living Between Two Gardens Verse of the Week: "During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission." Lysa ends the chapter with some powerful bits of truth for us to memorize, cling to, and believe: If I want His promises, I have to trust His process. As we get rolling this week, don’t forget to grab the Week at a Glance resource to help you plan each day. Like broken pottery. A useful vessel, made useless upon its breaking, upon its shattering. But in my wrestling, honestly with God and myself, I was given the chance to stop, turn a different direction, and trust God with a future I could no longer imagine. The disappointment is justified because it’s not supposed to be this way and our souls know it! Mix dust with a little water and you get clay. — Mark 14:36 It’s complicated as I’ve wrestled between my faith and my feelings because I feel like, “God everything is possible for You. That night I got the reminder that God’s plans and my plans are often not the same thing. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. I was so very disappointed. Something we love to do around here is study the Bible, so we have an extra resource for you called our Bible Study Companion. Instead of grieving a “present” that didn’t look like I thought it would, I let it go. The kind that I moved through with God. She wants us, in the middle of our broken and shattered lives, to take a step back and realize that God can take our dust and make something new. Take this cup from Me. Oh man, God has called me on this several times in my life when I’ve tried to control the situations and people in my life (my own version of gluing the pieces back). What areas of your life can you surrender to God so that He can do a new work in it, in you? Proverbs 31 Ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit Christian ministry that seeks to lead women into a personal relationship with Christ, with Proverbs 31:10-31 as a guide. Need instructions for accessing closed captioning or to view the transcript? But we don’t live there now. I’d sell my soul for a lie laced with poison” (page 24). We feel hopeless because we realize we can’t to do anything, and we’re tempted to think God can’t either. What does that say to you? It's Not Supposed to Be This Way Session 2 - Living Between Two Gardens Verse of the Week: "During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission." The ad you saw on Facebook, the friend who mentioned this book, the email you received inviting you to this study? Cooler temps, h, It's Fall Y'all. I’m also guessing I’m not alone in never wanting to stay in that place. That idea of mixing dust with water is where Lysa goes next in this great analogy. Reality often ends up so very far from the life we long for, doesn't it? That’s a hope-giver! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. By the time Week 2 rolls around, it’s not uncommon to already forget why we’re here and start to get caught up in just completing the “to-do’s.” But I think I can say with confidence that’s not why we signed up. The post It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 2 — Living Between Two Gardens appeared first on FaithGateway. Change ). Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2H3RMUS to purchase a copy of the original book. “If our souls never ached with disappointments and disillusionments, we’d never fully admit and submit to our need for God” (page 27). Edit this story so it has a different ending. And, this is only Chapter 2! She challenges us to look at shattering as the only way to get us back to our most basic form…dust. Read It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, Chapters 5-6. Welcome to the It's Not Supposed to Be This Way Online Bible Study at Study Gateway! But that’s why we’re here. To start every week, Lysa, Melissa Taylor (Senior Director of Online Bible Studies and First 5), and I sit down and talk about life's circumstances and how sometimes, it's just not supposed to be this way… God isn’t ever going to forsake you, but He will go to great lengths to remake you. While those things might seem to work for awhile, at some point we realize that our life is too broken — the pieces are too small — for us to put it back together. Hurt. And to take this week’s study deeper, here’s the Week 2 Bible Study Companion to work through. Privacy Policy. I’d have a love affair with my own desire. What I hear her saying is that I have some choices when I find myself full of disappointment and pain — I can choose to believe His promises, His process. This is "It's Not Supposed To Be This Way Week 6 5:2:19 Teresa Groff" by LCBC She Studies Manheim on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and… Check it out below to hear more! Grab your Bible and enjoy your personal study this week on pages 55-66. These are all phrases we’re familiar with, realities we may even live with.

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