Nancy Guthrie is a mother who has lost two children — she knows about empty . Using sound, biblical examples she illustrates how God fills our emptiness with His provision, His presence, His grace, His kindness and His life, as well as meaning, faith and joy.
You’ll journey with the Israelites in the wilderness, grieve with Naomi, fear with Habakkuk, rejoice with the Samaritan woman, lament with Jeremiah, be comforted with Mephibosheth, be challenged like the rich young ruler. You’ll learn that while emptiness can be painful, it is also an opportunity to live out what you believe and to discover what you really need. It can be a time of learning to trust God as we wait for what He has planned for us.
All of us sometimes experience feelings of emptiness and loneliness. According to Guthrie, these times may be:
“… meant to serve as an invitation into something we should actually pursue at great cost — intimate fellowship with the God who made us and is with us.”
This short book is clearly written and would be a helpful resource to those who are hurting and hoping to heal from any sort of loss. It emphasizes the truth that God is always with us, and working for our good.
VERDICT: 5 STARS
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