As Silver Refined: Answers to Life's Disappointments

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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.

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Will life's disappointments destroy you--or make you stronger?

Everyone faces disappointments, trials, and struggles. How do you respond when your husband tramples your emotions? When your boss fires you unexpectedly? When you lose your life's savings? Or when the child you've loved and prayed for faithfully turns his back on you and your values. When disappointments like these smash their way into our lives, we often want to scream: "How could God let this happen?"

But what if God didn't just "let it happen?" What if the things we call disappointments are really His appointments--events that God is using in our lives to make us more like Christ? What if, like a refiner, He is using our disappointments like flames to melt and burn away the undesirable elements in our lives, leaving us purer and more radiant--like refined silver?

We can be defeated by life's unavoidable disappointments, or we can become stronger because of them. Kay Arthur examines the dangerous downward spiral of disappointment that can lead to discouragement, dejection, despair, and demoralization. Readers will learn how to break that cycle and embrace disappointment with faith--a faith that recognizes the trials of life as tools that God uses to make us, as silver refined, more beautiful and valuable.

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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