In this book, Kay talks about how critically important our response is when we face life’s disappointments. We can choose to turn a disappointment into “His Appointment” by trusting in the sovereignty of God and the good purposes that He is working out through life’s hurts and disappointments that are inevitable.
Kay shows us the strategies of the enemy, like distraction and deception. When we fail to respond rightly to disappointments, we are on a slippery slope and can spiral down from disappointment, to discouragement, dejection, despair and demoralization.
While reading “As Silver Refined” I found myself challenged as I reflected on how I’ve responded to disappointments in the past. I’ve been in that downward spiral before and it’s only by the grace of God I was delivered from that pit. I wish I had this book back then.
I was moved by the personal stories throughout the book, but my favorite chapter was the last one. “A Fire of Reminder” tells about Peter’s encounter with Jesus following his painful and bitter denial of Christ. Throughout the gospel accounts I find myself relating to Peter who had a heart for the Lord Jesus, but all too often his mouth caused him to stumble. Time and time again, Jesus was there to lovingly embrace and restore Peter. Who doesn’t need a God of second chances?
“As Silver Refined” by Kay Arthur is an excellent book to help you shore up your defenses in the spiritual battle and help you come alongside others who are in the thick of the battle.
Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.