Saturday, September 20, 2014

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days


We all have days that make us want to pull the covers back over our heads and eat a dozen cupcakes.

Thankfully, Jesus said we don't "live on bread alone"--that includes cupcakes--"but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matt. 4:4). What we really need is truth.

If you're tired, discouraged, or feel a little empty inside, my prayer is that by the end of our time together, you'll be refreshed and nourished in a way that will sustain you through whatever the future may hold.

Remember, you're not alone, my friend.
In this uplifting book, Holley Gerth invites you to be filled with the strength, peace, and joy that come from God's promises. Each of the 52 devotions based on the Psalms will help you remember that God is good and we're all in this together.

My Review:

Holley has a gift for giving out reality checks. She does it with kindness and gentleness and compassion, but she doesn't pull any punches. She tells the truth with the reminder that God's love will always surround you. Simple words of truth that we all need to hear. Each devotion speaks to a real issue in a relatable manner while highlighting a scripture from Psalms. She also provides space for contemplation and prayer at the end of each devotion. This author is blessed with the ability to offer comfort and hope for those hard days we all struggle with. 

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. This sounds like a good book. I do not know Holley. But you gave a good review. I know someone who needs to read this and would be a good one in the church Library. Please add my name. Maxie > mac262(at)me9dot)com <

  2. I have been reading Holley's devotions... she really knows how to touch my heart. :)

  3. I just finished "You're Going to Be Okay" by Holley and simply loved it. She has such a clear voice and an amazing warmth about her. I've got this one on my wish list. Glad for your review! Thanks!