I recently received a (free) copy of “Unglued” by Lysa TerKeurst for the purposes of review. When I saw the title of this devotional I was immediately drawn to it. It’s quite easy for me to feel “unglued” or out of control of my moods and emotions, which turns into a cycle of feelings of guilt and failure. Lysa speaks God’s truths into our lives even in the busiest moments as she brings us back to God’s work in our lives.
“Unglued” offers 60 days of short devotionals – a verse, an encouraging word for the day, and a simple prayer at the end. In a busy day of rushing around, it takes just a few minutes to gain focus, to absorb and to take along a new word for the day. Lysa TerKeurst encourages us to re-focus and rebuild, starting fresh every day. She reminds us as so often we need, that when discouragement and guilt set in, we need to re-set our view. We need to realize that failure doesn’t mean the end of it all but is to be used as a stepping stone in our constant growth in the right direction.
One of my favorite lines in the book is “cut the threads of guilt with the edge of grace”. It’s so hard to extend grace to others when they fail let alone ourselves. Instead when we fail we tend to beat ourselves over the head with it, to pound in our failings instead of taking the new grace God extends to us each and every day. Unglued re-directs our thinking to that amazing grace.
I give this book 4 stars out of 5. The only thing I would have liked to see is for it to dig just a bit deeper into the Bible and how I can apply the Scripture to my life.
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