As Silver Refined: Learning to Embrace Life's Disappointments (Study Guide)

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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.

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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 perhaps the most well-known woman Bible teacher in America. She is the co-founder of Precepts Ministries. In addition to being the author a number of books, Kay is an internationally known Bible teacher and conference speaker, appearing before tens of thousands yearly. She is also the host of a national radio broadcast. In addition to the impact of her books, Kay Arthur reaches hundreds of thousands of people from a wide variety of denominations each year through Precept Bible Studies held in churches across the U.S. and around the world.

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