Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a day where everything that could go wrong does go wrong—you lock your keys in the car while it’s running, lose control with your kids, make a mistake at the office that results in hours more work. And just when you think not one more thing could possibly happen . . . well, fill in the blank.
The struggle is real, friends. It may not be major stuff. Lives are not on the line here. But it makes us feel awful . . . and then we feel guilty for stressing when other people have “real” problems that are so much more serious.
Yet the fact remains: We live in a world that often feels harder than we think it should be. And so it can be easy to believe the stories we tell ourselves—that we’re doing it wrong, that we’ll be stuck in this place forever, that God doesn’t love us. We struggle to practice gratitude, to make godly choices, and to live our daily lives with confidence and contentment. So what can we do?
Join popular Bible teacher and counselor Nicole Unice to discover why the struggle is real . . . and what to do about it. Nicole offers practical tools to help you navigate the daily ups and downs, and ways to rewrite your struggle into a new, God-centered life story. The Struggle Is Real is an invitation to take the hard, hurtful, and confusing moments and turn them into opportunities to grow in wisdom, strength, and joy.
If you are looking for a great, practical read about struggles, big or small this book will be a major encouragement to you! I feel like stress, struggle, hardships that women in particular deal with in our every day lives is a very trendy topic of books and conversation right now. I see so many social media posts about a few really popular books in particular, which may be super helpful, but they are not rooted in Scripture or approached with faith as a foundation. This book refreshingly offers practical advice, but also gives a Scriptural basis for the advice given.
The format of the book has chapters focused on different topics or struggles, and within each chapter these things are unpacked, Scripture and Biblical examples are drawn upon, and there are practical application questions or activities at the end of each chapter.
Moment of transparency here, this year has been tough for me. There have been major overwhelming times, stress has been more a factor this year than ever before, and I was encouraged by so many things that this book had to say. Friends, I want more than a funny book with a cute title, and this book offers practical, Biblical advice for dealing with our struggles, big or small. I would definitely encourage you to grab it and see if it could offer you some encouragement or practical application!
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*I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions and thoughts are my own.