Everyone experiences unmet desires and longings, and in her debut book, Bible teacher Elizabeth Woodson helps Christian women discover true and deep joy in the real-life theyâ€™ve been given by God instead of the life they wish they had.
All of us live with some sort of longing in our heartsâ€”a gap between the life we want and the life we actually have. As we try to navigate this sense of longing and the circumstances we desperately wish would change, we try to hang on to the belief that God will fulfill our desires, while waiting to see the answers to our prayers realized.
For some, those prayers are answered. Yet for others, the longing persists, making us weary at best and debilitated at worst. Living this way leaves us asking the same questions: â€œHow do I find Godâ€™s joy in this life when it isnâ€™t the life I hoped for?â€ or â€œHow do I deal with the gap between the life I want and the life Iâ€™ve been given?â€
In this powerful book, Bible teacher and fellow traveler down the well-worn road of unmet longings Elizabeth Woodson equips you for joyful living in that gap. As you walk with Elizabeth through some key biblical passages in the book of Joshua and beyond, youâ€™ll learn to:
- Realize joy is possible
- Avoid emotional escapism and naÃ¯ve blindness to reality
- Have your eyes opened to what â€œbiblical contentmentâ€ really means
- Enjoy Godâ€™s unfailing presence
- Understand your divine calling
Through biblical wisdom, personal stories, and practical advice, Elizabeth shares life-changing truth that has the heart-healing power youâ€™ve been searching for, and helps you walk through your current life situations from a new perspectiveâ€”one that embraces actual, real, deep joy in the midst of the inevitable longings of life.