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Lysa TerKeurst  Find unexpected strength when disappointments leave you shattered with my new book “It’s Not Supposed to be This Way” ->

Day 4: There’s nothing I love to spruce up my home with more than fresh flowers, and @farmgirlflowers are some of my favorites. To continue our celebration this week, I’d love to brighten the homes of five winners by giving away a flower delivery from Farmgirl Flowers!

ENTER TO WIN by following these steps:
1. Follow @lysaterkeurst and @proverbs31ministries
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3. Tag a friend you think would also like to enter this giveaway in the comments below
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A message I never wanted to live. A message I never wanted to write. Has turned into a life only God could have brought about.

This wasn’t about releasing a book.
This was about reclaiming lives.

Mine. Ours. And maybe yours.

People have said I’m brave. But truly Art is the courageous one. And I’m forever grateful.

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Day 3: Today might be my most favorite giveaway in this book release week—it’s a bundle of some of my favorite things! One winner will take home AirPod headphones, a $150 Anthropologie gift card, Flowerbomb perfume, MAC lipgloss, and Molton Brown shower gel.

ENTER TO WIN by following these steps:
1. Follow @lysaterkeurst and @proverbs31ministries
2. Like this photo
3. Tag a friend you think would also like to enter this giveaway in the comments below
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(This giveaway is in no way endorsed by Instagram. Visit info.proverbs31.org/giveawayrules for complete rules and terms of use.) Today’s winner will be announced on Monday, November 19th right here on this post.
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Day 2: It’s release day for my new book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way!

To celebrate, I’m giving away 2 tickets for you and a friend to attend @the_encountertour where I’ll be speaking in early 2019. You’ll also receive a $200 @airbnb gift card to use to cover your lodging. Thirteen sets of tickets will be given away—one to each city on the tour!

The Encounter Tour stops in:

Kokomo, IN
Cincinnati, OH
Chattanooga, TN
Pittsburgh, PA
Winterville, NC
Morganton, NC
Powder Springs, GA
Mobile, AL
Houston, TX
Stephenville, TX
Austin, TX
Texarkana, TX
Fort Smith, AR

ENTER TO WIN by following these steps:
1. Follow @lysaterkeurst and @proverbs31ministries
2. Like this photo
3. Tag a friend you’d share this giveaway with in the comments below AND comment with the city (or cities) on the Encounter Tour you’d like to attend!
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(This giveaway is in no way endorsed by Instagram. Visit info.proverbs31.org/giveawayrules for complete rules and terms of use.) Today’s winners will be announced on Monday, November 19th right here on this post.

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Day 1: Today marks the start of 5 days of giveaways as we celebrate the release of my new book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way! Let’s get started with a spa day giveaway.

One giveaway winner will receive: * Two $250 @spafinder gift cards - one for you and one for a friend to be used at a spa of your choice

ENTER TO WIN by following these steps:
1. Follow @lysaterkeurst and @proverbs31ministries
2. Like this photo
3. Tag a friend you’d share this giveaway with in the comments below
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(This giveaway is in no way endorsed by Instagram. Visit info.proverbs31.org/giveawayrules for complete rules and terms of use.) Today’s winner will be announced on Monday, November 19th right here on this post.

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You’re invited to join me for 5 days of giveaways to celebrate the release of my new book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way! Starting tomorrow, join me here on Instagram for your chance to win some amazing prizes. You won’t want to miss out!

Tag a friend who might be interested in joining us this week.

One year ago today I turned in the rough draft manuscript of my book and headed into surgery for breast cancer. .

What a difference a year makes. .

Today I’m cancer free and 365 days more healed emotionally and physically. .

On Tuesday, I’ll release my heart spilled out onto the pages of “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way.... Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered.” ❤️
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I wrote this book for the one who knows the deep ache of mismatched affections, the disillusioned dreamer, and the whisperer of all the “why me,” “why this” questions. .

It is with great love and a thousand whispered prayers, I send out this book.

The last three years of my life have had moments so dark I literally felt as if I was licking the floor of hell.
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We all have a story because of the circumstances of our life. Then there’s a beautiful story of redemption God is offering to us.
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We choose which we tell.
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This morning, I got to tell part of my story on the @todayshow. The miracle of this is intricate, delicate, and complicated- requiring more Divine intervention than words can express.
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I’m so grateful Art and I are both doing the hard work of reconciliation.
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Art and I have made the choice to let God use our story, as messy as it is, because we know others would drown in their own tears if not for seeing the glimmer of hope in ours.

But it’s crucial to understand that reconciliation and redemption are not one in the same. Even if your situation doesn’t allow for reconciliation, redemption is still yours for the choosing.

This is the indescrible gift of our God who breathes life into the shattered soul and creates something new and more beautiful than ever before.

Thank you for helping pray us here.

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When you glimpse redemption and it all feels very unlikely, Holy, and like something that only God can do. He is turning pain into purpose. I would treasure your prayers. The @todayshow filmed at my house Monday and I’ll be doing an in studio interview tomorrow during the 9am hour. It would be such a comfort to know my insta friends were tuning in and walking this out with me. Love y’all!

And wouldn’t that be a grand way to describe the unusual hope we have in the midst of a mess? Yes. Indeed.

That unanswered prayer? That hard season that feels like it will never end?

Let me be the one to lean in and whisper, “God is working things out. He’s not far away. He is right here with us. We need to cling to this hope. Believe this hope. Live out this hope. Right here and right now. Even if our prayers aren’t answered in the way and the timing we want. Even when this process feels messy. We will trust that God is good.” .

I talk more about this in my new book, “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way.” You can get the first three chapters right away when you pre-order today at the link in my profile.

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