Mar 2, 2011

When the Hurt Runs Deep by Kay Arthur

There have been many different pains in my life that I thought I would never heal from.  I have asked God on numerous occasions, “Why God? Why have these things happened to me?”  I have been angry with God, and ran from Him because of the pain and heartbreak that I suffered.  Thankfully, the Lord was patient with me and waited on me to return to Him.  When I did, He embraced me with open arms and a heart full of love. 

I wish when I was going through the process of healing many years ago, I had read Kay Arthur’s book, When the Hurt Runs Deep.  In her book, Kay brings to the table the fruits of life that many people eat…death, abuse, suicide, etc., and all the emotions and hopelessness that are served as side dishes.  Kay gets right down to the heart of the questions that many people have when they are served these slices of life…“Why?”  “When the hurt runs deep, is there anything that can heal the pain?”

As she confronts some of these tough issues, she also serves a plateful of truth that is God’s Word.  With each subject, she lays out stories of the lives of people in the bible that have suffered through some pretty heartbreaking situations.  She tells of the triumph they gained through seeking God’s face and gives tangible ways that people today can gain the same victory.  Kay covers twelve “Healing Truths” that will help you in the process of healing When the Hurt Runs Deep.  At the end of the book, you can find a study guide that will help you get to the heart of the issues you face, and find the heart of God within those issues.

If you have faced heartache in your life that you have not been able to overcome, I highly recommend this book!  Kay’s words will bring a heaping full of truth, healing, and comfort as you journey through the process of healing from the hurts that run deep.

I have received this complimentary book from WaterBrook Multnomah, through the blogging for books program.  The views and opinions are my own.

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