When God Breaks Your Heart by Ed Underwood (@edunderwood)

Feb 21

When God Breaks Your Heart by Ed Underwood (@edunderwood)

When God Breaks Your Heart

Choosing Hope in the Midst of Faith-Shattering Circumstances

Ed Underwood (@edunderwood)

2008

224 pages

Available from Amazon in paperback, Kindle, Audiobook CD, and Audible audio download.

Available from Christianbook.com in paperback, ePub, and audiobook download.

I read the Kindle edition.

 


 

 

But your need for safety and your fear of surprises will rob your life of the astonishing interventions with which He wants to fill your days.

–Ed Underwood, When God Breaks Your Heart, quote from Part II, “The Misery.”

 

Ed Underwood is a remarkable man, dealing with severe lymphoma causing his skin to fall off, leaving raw, oozing sores reminiscent of the trials of Job. Those of us who have experienced faith-shattering trials know the depth of spiritual trauma ongoing crisis can cause. In his book, When God Breaks Your Heart: Choosing Hope in the Midst of Faith-Shattering Circumstances, Ed gives an unvarnished glimpse into the depths of his despair and how God lifted him above his circumstances to a life of renewed meaning and purpose.

Pastor Underwood shared the moment he announced he wasn’t going to pray to God anymore. And yet God prompted him to look at the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. That’s where he discovered his “aha” moment and saw a biblical truth that helped him move forward. I’m not going to unpack all of the goodness here because, if you are experiencing faith-shattering trials, I want you to read the book.

I really needed this message so I read slowly and let it soak in. There were several truths I will go back and print up so I can see them every day as a reminder. This is a much-needed message shared by a man who has experienced pain so deeply, he can empathize with your pain and pour it out on the pages you read in this book. Thank you, Pastor Underwood.

You can connect with Ed Underwood on Twitter (@edunderwood) or on his website: http://edunderwood.com/.

 

His spirit let me know that He expected me to apply this verse to my life immediately.

“Ed, you’re telling people everywhere to ask Me to allow you to live and serve. I want you to begin living as if it’s true!”

“When, Lord?” I asked.

“Right now. Today. Serve Me today and every day I give you life … no matter what.”

–Ed Underwood, When God Breaks Your Heart, quote from Chapter 8: Glory in Bethany.

 

I give Ed Underwood’s When God Breaks Your Heart five cups of love.

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Few things in life are more difficult than personal suffering. For Pastor Ed Underwood this difficulty came in the form of chronic leukemia. In “When God Breaks Your Heart” Underwood shares from his struggle and looks at the story of Lazarus. There he discovers a God whose heart breaks with ours and mourns with us in our suffering.

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By Ed Underwood / David C. Cook

Few things in life are more difficult than personal suffering. For Pastor Ed Underwood this difficulty came in the form of chronic leukemia. In “When God Breaks Your Heart” Underwood shares from his struggle and looks at the story of Lazarus. There he discovers a God whose heart breaks with ours and mourns with us in our suffering.

 


 

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