"Deep Waters: Lift Your Gaze" is about hope. It is a beacon of light to those who are going through difficult times. This Christian non-fiction book is unique: it combines solid biblical teaching, sweet prophetic poems, and powerful intercessory prayers for the reader. It also provides the rare opportunity for personal reflection through each chapters application questions and accompanying prayer journal.
The first section unpacks the nature of trials: we all experience them, each one is unique, and no one is exempt from them. This portion dives into the common questions of "why me?" and "why are trials so hard?" It unveils the hard truths that sometimes God doesnt remove the season of suffering from his children. Instead, he gives us enough grace to joyfully rise above our tribulations and praise him in advance of our physical deliverance.
The reasons we experience trials are covered in the next section. Sometimes we endure a season of difficulty because we have made mistakes, been a victim of betrayal, or experienced a loss, illness, or even death. This book provides solace in knowing that God is with us during our darkest storms and will never leave us or forsake us, despite our circumstances.
The third section gives us a specific framework on how to biblically respond to affliction. It reminds us to look to our God, who goes ahead of us in our battles, fights for us, and tells us which armor to don. This segment also provides practical strategies to lift our gaze to our God, and not focus on our enemy or agony.
Lastly, regardless of the reasons, situation, or our pain, "Deep Waters: Lift Your Gaze" helps us lift our gaze to our greatest need--access to a holy God through the cross of Jesus Christ. Everything else, including our agony, pales in comparison. This book is a neon sign pointing to God as our source for hope during trials. As we permit his peace to reign in our hearts, we can lift our gaze to our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ and experience his joy in amid our trials.
Author: Kim M. Clark Language: EnglishBinding: PaperbackPages: 344Publisher: Deep WatersPublication Date: 2018-10-08