I’ve shared Stacy William’s blog with you before — Finding Purpose in the Pain (where I’m a regular contributer) — and now I’m thrilled to share her brand new devotional book with you!
It draws from Stacy’s own personal battle with chronic pain. She doesn’t gloss over the hurt, or offer a quick fix, but instead meets us right where we are — on our knees, raw and hurting. Each day’s entry contains gems from God’s Word, relevant examples from Stacy’s own journey with chronic pain, and a prayer to focus the reader’s thoughts on biblical truth.
This book doesn’t just focus on the pain, but challenges you to see God in the midst of the hurt.
It includes comforting topics related to worry, fear, discouragement, and hopelessness. And it packs biblical truth into its pages with reminders to comfort others even as you yourself are hurting, be still in the midst of pain, and embrace change even when it’s difficult. My personal favorite was Day 12, taking the first step of courage (get the ebook to read more!).
This book is going on my list of favorites.
I love Stacy’s heart for offering hope in the midst of hurt, both through this book, as well as through her blog. Her joy and enthusiasm is so real. She loves Jesus whole-heartedly, and loves encouraging people to more abundant living, no matter what challenges they may be facing. You can sense those loves throughout this devotional.
Here’s a few words from Stacy about 21 Days to Finding Purpose in Pain:
“My hope is to be a cheerleader coming alongside you, encouraging you to seek God in the midst of your pain, and watching as He does what only He can do – make beauty rise from the ashes of your life . . .
Maybe your pain isn’t physical like mine, but chances are at least once in your life you’ve walked through a painful or difficult season, perhaps you’re in the midst of one now. No matter where you’re at there is much that can be gleaned from searching out God’s Word and preparing yourself for when those painful times in life occur… So if you’re ready for a little refining and you want to let God show you purpose in your pain then I’d be grateful to have you on this 21 day journey with me.”
I highly recommend this devotional to anyone facing continued emotional or physical pain. It has real substance — life changing truth from God’s Word that will offer hope and courage to any Christian.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this in exchange for a review — all opinions expressed herein are completely my own. This post contains my affiliate links.