What does it look like to know God's nearness when your world falls apart? What does it mean to receive new life when earthly life remains barren? Sara Hagerty explored these questions when life stopped working for her. She met God in a new way, first, when she was a young adult mired in spiritual busyness, and when she was a new bride with doubts about whether her fledgling marriage would survive. This discovery of God unfolded as she cradled her longing for babies who did not come. And years later as she kissed the faces of children on another continent who had lived years without a mommy's touch.
In the tradition of Ann Voskamp, Hagerty masterfully draws from the narrative of her life to show readers a God who is present in every changing circumstance --- and in every unchanging circumstance. Whatever lost expectations readers are facing --- in family, career, singleness, or marriage --- EVERY BITTER THING IS SWEET will bring them closer to a God who longs for them to know him more. With exquisite storytelling and reflection, EVERY BITTER THING IS SWEET guides readers to the place where God reveals himself anew as he shapes the bitterness of lost expectations into deep, new places of knowing Him.
Every Bitter Thing is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things
- Publication Date: October 7, 2014
- Genres: Christian, Inspirational, Nonfiction
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan
- ISBN-10: 0310339944
- ISBN-13: 9780310339946