Do you ever really feel too empty to hold on?
We have all experienced emptiness at some point in our lives. Feelings of loneliness or disenchantment from unfulfilled dreams may have made us lost and drifting. How do we find hope and meaning when the ground falls out from under us?
In her new book God does his best with emptinessBible teacher Nancy Guthrie references the stories in God's Word to illustrate the phenomenal work He does with empty people. Guthrie guides readers through the scriptures, highlighting evidence of everything God does, has done and promises to do it when we feel lowest.
Guthrie acknowledges that we may wonder if God really cares when we are worn out or shaken by unexpected circumstances, and points out that God uses trials to train us for our own good and glory and to discipline. Scripture, it assures us, affirms that God will never forsake us or consider us useless, even if we feel completely empty.
Every chapter of God does his best with emptiness gives examples from the Bible to illustrate the different ways God fills our emptiness – with grace, faith, and joy, to name a few. One story after another, Guthrie Nancy shows how the Lord used the time in the desert to withdraw his people to himself, wean them from worldly desires and instead fill them with his life-giving spirit. As you read, you will discover how God fills us with His provision when we are in need, His presence when we are lonely, and how He gives us meaning when our lives feel meaningless. As a special bonus, the final chapter of the book is a powerful scripture-based prayer that can guide yourself as you seek God's filling, when you are worn out or blind with life.
God does his best with emptiness offers biblical hope and help when we look up rather than inward. At less than 200 pages, it's a quick read and a great book to always have on hand. It is also an encouraging gift for anyone burdened with constant pursuit and unfulfilled dreams.