How are we to face it? How do we keep from crumbling under the weight?
And this is what drew me in. Reading Natasha’s book was like walking the road with her through pain and redemption. I was pulled in by her words, her honesty, her struggles and her surrender.
I have read her book three times. Each time finding new nuggets of amazing depth into God’s healing journey. Natasha weaves her journal entries through each chapter of her book, allowing us an inside look at how she really lived the pain that brought the words to us.
Walking a road of loss and pain is different for everyone, but Pain Redeemed brings it all together for each of us.
Here are a few excerpts that literally caused me to pause and stare at the pages, soaking in the words that are so true and alive.
From Pain Redeemed, by Natasha Metzler –
“This book is a story about sorrow but it is also about God. It’s a story about me but it also about you. Your pain may be different from mine. There are hundreds of ways that heartache can rip through our lives. The kind of pain doesn’t change the truth. God is the same no matter what type of agony we face.”
“Nothing is quite as painful as watching dreams die. It’s like tearing a part of yourself away from your body. An arm, a leg. Maybe ripping a corner of your heart out of your chest.”
As Natasha shares her journey through a path of infertility and loss, she write’s –
“He allows it because He wants to build our faith . He’s working and changing whether we can see in the moment or not. He bled and died and rose so we could be free . It’s not enough to just say, “Okay, God, I believe in you. Save me.” Doing that might break the chains of the enemy, but we still have to walk out of the dungeon. We have to live like we’re saved.”
Suffering through the much loss in our own journey through pregnancy and deliveries, caused me to realize even more that this journey of PAIN can be redemptive. This book is written to all of us that have experienced pain.
I would love for you to read Pain Redeemed and share this book with your friends. Because we should not isolate ourselves, nor compare our pain..but rather walk together through each stage.
Wow. These were my words – after I read Chapter 1.
What an amazing book that kept me in awe of how beautiful even loss, bitterness and tragedy can be – when relinquished to the cross, and shared like Natasha did with us.
Visit her here and let her know that you will be reading and sharing her words with someone.
What is the real life pain and moments that are” hard to move past” for you my friends? I would love to hear your story.