Have you heard the expression "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade"? That's kind of what this book is about. It's a collection of real-life stories by people who suffered loss, heartache, etc., but made it through the hard times thanks to God. There seems to be a story for every topic, every thing that a person might experience from rape to job loss to miscarriages and deaths in the family. Throughout the book, the editor, Don Jacobsen, offers what are called "lemon drops", extra little tidbits of advice that usually involve a Bible verse to ponder. While not every story in the book was something I could relate to, I did take away some really good advice that I'd like to share with you here:
"I was bitter at this storm, yet you blessed me."
"Death is not the end of life. God is working with a resurrection power, and even after death, even through death, he brings life to others."
"Never settle for what you think you need. Instead, wait for what you really need."
Psalm 56:8 "You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book."
Psalm 126:5 "Those who plant tears will harvest with shouts of joy."
If you're looking for a book that will offer you some hope in your time of crisis, then I'd highly recommend this book.
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