Lysa TerKeurst says while the devil tried to silence her amid devastating circumstances, including her husband’s infidelity and a cancer diagnosis, she’s now more determined than ever to help others cling to hope in the face of tragedy.
“Are there any hurts or parts of your life that you’re afraid you just aren’t ever going to recover from? I deeply understand,” the Proverbs 31 founder wrote in a recent Instagram post. “The difficult journey my family and I have walked through over the past few years isn’t one I ever would have chosen. But God has been showing me He will not waste one bit of our pain.”
“The enemy hoped he could silence me. But I have ended up more determined than ever to help those in the fight of their lives to cling to biblical truth and hope,” she continued.
To help others struggling with devastation or disappointment, TerKeurst teamed up with professional counselor Jim Cress and director of theology at Proverbs 31 Ministries Joel Muddamalle to create a six-week podcast series called “Therapy & Theology: How Do I Get Through This?”
“Over the course of six weeks, we discussed topics like anxiety, forgiveness, restoring a broken marriage, and even how to find redemption when reconciliation isn’t possible,” she said. “We want to help you recognize small steps you can start taking today to get through the hurt.”
In 2017, the It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way author revealed she would be divorcing her husband of 25 years after learning of his infidelity — a discovery she called the “worst kind of betrayal.” That same year, she announced she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer and would need to undergo a double mastectomy.
But one year later, the popular speaker and author announced she was cancer-free, and she and her husband were working to restore their marriage. They later renewed their vows in a ceremony attended by friends and family.
In the first episode of “Therapy and Theology,” TerKeurst said she’s thankful God has taken the hurt she’s walked through over the last three years to help her connect with people on a deeper level.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett