What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days by Holley Gerth
We all have days that make us want to pull the covers back over our heads and eat a dozen cupcakes.
Thankfully, Jesus said we don’t “live on bread alone”–that includes cupcakes–“but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4). What we really need is truth.
If you’re tired, discouraged, or feel a little empty inside, my prayer is that by the end of our time together, you’ll be refreshed and nourished in a way that will sustain you through whatever the future may hold.
Remember, you’re not alone, my friend.
These are just some of the words of encouragement that Holley provides in What Your Heart Needs For The Hard Days.
This devotional book offers encouraging thoughts for the things that occur in your daily life. Holley has the book organized so that you can read it as 52 weeks of devotions or 52 days of devotions. There is also room for you to write your own thoughts in the book as you complete each devotion. If you are struggling with a specific area or topic, you can look up that topic and get encouragement where you need it most. Each devotion is built around its own unique scripture.
In this uplifting book, Holley Gerth invites readers to sit down with her to be filled with the strength, peace, and joy that come from God’s promises to us. Each of the 52 devotions based on the Psalms will help weary women remember that God is good and we’re all in this together. Whether it’s a bad hair day or a broken heart, Holley offers hope and encouragement to get us through whatever life brings.
Women need that kind of encouragement because we all have hard days–days that make us want to give up, retreat inside ourselves, and drown our sorrows in a pint of ice cream. And while we may crave all sorts of things to ease the pain we feel in our hearts, what we really need is truth. We need to be confident in God’s character and his promises. We need to remember–and celebrate–who he made us to be. And we need exactly the kind of encouragement Holley Gerth loves to offer.
I found this devotional book to be very encouraging and it is the perfect size for a busy mom to take on the go. It can easily fit in a purse or a diaper bag, so when you have a free minute to spare you can take advantage of the time you have to read. The hard cover keeps the book from getting damaged and keeps it safe.
You can purchase What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days by Holley Gerth at Family Christian Bookstore. I recommend this as a great gift for friends, sisters, and teachers as a Birthday, Christmas, or Thank You gift because every women needs to be encouraged in there busy life. Just add a beautiful pen for note taking and your gift is complete.
Holley Gerth is hosting an online Book Club for her book and you can find more information online on her blog — http://holleygerth.com/
You can also keep up to date on the latest happenings on her facebook page —- https://www.facebook.com/
Review Courtesy of Judy Hellems