Lysa TerKeurst Quotes

38 of the best book quotes from Lysa TerKeurst
“God is good. God is good to me. God is good at being God.”
“The mind feasts on what it focuses on. What consumes my thinking will be the making or the breaking of my identity.”
“How dangerous it is when our souls are gasping for God but we’re too distracted flirting with the world to notice.”
“Rejection steals the best of who I am by reinforcing the worst of what’s been said to me.”
“I’m not who that guy says I am. I’m not who that girl says I am. I’m not who social media likes and comments say I am. I’m not who the grades, to-do lists, messes, and mess ups say I am. I’m not who the scale says I am or the sum total of what my flaws say I am. I’m going to stop flirting with the unstable things of this world so I can fall completely in love with You. I am loved. I am held. I am Yours. I am forever Yours.”
“People who care more about being right than ending right prove just how wrong they were all along.”
“It’s impossible to hold up the banners of victim and victory at the same time.”
“Jesus doesn’t participate in the rat race. He’s into the slower rhythms of life, like abiding, delighting, and dwelling—all words that require us to trust Him with our place and our pace. Words used to describe us being with Him.”
“The Devil is vicious, but he’s not victorious.”
“Inspiration and information without personal application will never amount to transformation.”
“Live from the abundant place that you are loved, and you won’t find yourself begging others for scraps of love.”
“Rejection—It may be a delay. It may be a distraction. It may even be a devastation for a season but it is not your final destination.”
“My heart struggles to make peace between God’s ability to change hard things and His apparent decision not to change them for me.”
“Lord, give them enough hurts to keep them human and enough failures to keep their hands clenched tightly in Yours.”
“People don’t mind doing CPR on a crisis victim, but no person is equipped to be the constant lifeline to another.”
“Giving with strings of secret expectations attached is the greatest invitation to heartbreak.”
“God made us For Giving. God made you For Giving. God made me For Giving.”
“Remember: The pain isn’t the enemy. Pain is the indicator that brokenness exists. Pain is the reminder that the real enemy is trying to take us out and bring us down by keeping us stuck in broken places. Pain is the gift that motivates us to fight with brave tenacity and fierce determination knowing there’s healing on the other side.”
“Hope is the melody of the future. Faith is dancing to that melody right now.”
“Bitterness isn’t usually found most deeply in those whose hearts are hard but rather in those who are most tender. It’s not that they are cold; it’s that they’ve been made to feel unsafe.”
“But weeping with them and rejoicing with them does not mean trying to take control of their out-of-control choices and behaviors. We can forgive them. But we cannot control them. And we should not enable them.”
“Forgiveness releases to the Lord your need for them to be punished or corrected, giving it to the only One who can do this with right measures of justice and mercy.”
“I am a soul who likes the concept of forgiveness . . . until I am a hurting soul who doesn’t.”
“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.”
“It is necessary for you not to let pain rewrite your memories. And it’s absolutely necessary not to let pain ruin your future.”
“At some point we must stop: 1. Replaying what happened over and over. 2. Taking what was actually terrible in the past and tricking ourselves into thinking it was better than it was. 3. Imagining the ways things should be so much that we can’t acknowledge what is.”
“Relationships were reduced to attempts at managing what I feared about them rather than enjoying what I loved about them.”
“My ability to heal cannot be conditional on them wanting my forgiveness but only on my willingness to give it.”
“My ability to heal cannot depend on anyone’s choices but my own.”
“We can’t live in an alternate reality and expect what’s right in front of us to get better.”
“I only needed to bring my willingness to forgive, not the fullness of all my restored feelings.”
“Staying here, blaming them, and forever defining your life by what they did will only increase the pain. Worse, it will keep projecting out onto others. The more our pain consumes us, the more it will control us. And sadly, it’s those who least deserve to be hurt whom our unresolved pain will hurt the most.”
“Forgiveness is the weapon. Our choices moving forward are the battlefield. Moving on is the journey.”
“I forgive this person for how their actions back then are still impacting me now. And whatever my feelings don’t yet allow for, the blood of Jesus will surely cover.”
“As soon as sin was their choice, the cover of darkness was their preference.”
“You can’t fake yourself into being okay with what happened. But you can decide that the one who hurt you doesn’t get to decide what you do with your memories. Your life can be a graceful combination of beautiful and painful.”

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