It’s easy to lose heart in a world where many things can and do go wrong. Life is difficult, and there are struggles within and without, but we can take heart—the Lord is with us. He hears our cries for mercy. He knows our every need. He guides us, helps us, and strengthens us with his mighty right arm. Journey through a year with David Powlison, learning to “take heart” by meditating on his favorite Scripture passages, hymns, and biblical themes, exploring the ways God meets us with daily grace right where we live.
Drawn from David Powlison’s many decades of writing, teaching, and speaking, Take Heart is a yearlong devotional journey into the process of biblical change, where truth becomes clearer and our ears hear and our eyes see what God tells us about himself.
Learn to go to God for the help you need and hold fast to the daily mercy and grace he offers. And be reminded the promises of God are true and that the resurrection of Jesus guarantees that no matter what you may be facing, you can live in real hope.
I loved that this book of devotionals encourages you to "take heart" as you trust God to bear you up each day. It covers various topics and offers biblical counsel and wisdom that will anchor you in truth and remind you of God's grace, faithfulness, and our need to draw near to and seek His face daily. It's full of encouraging devotionals and daily reminders to "take heart" and dive deep in God's love and rest in the finished work of Christ. I highly encourage this book of devotionals and think it will shine redeeming light into your heart and encourage you to live in hope on your daily journey with the Lord Jesus Christ.
I received a copy of Take Heart from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.
David Powlison, MDiv, PhD,(1949–2019) was a teacher, counselor, and the executive director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). He wrote many books and minibooks, including Speaking Truth in Love, Seeing with New Eyes, Good and Angry, Making All Things New, God’s Grace in Your Suffering, Safe and Sound, and Take Heart. David was also the editor of The Journal of Biblical Counseling.