Jesus Calling by Sarah Young is a daily devotional referencing multiple verses to encourage you when suffering , or simply in day to day living.
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JESUS CALLING BY SARAH YOUNG
A few years ago, a man at our church with Parkinson’s mentioned how he was struggling with daily discouragement. He confessed there were days he couldn’t see how God could use this time in his life for good. It came at a moment during my own personal battle with Lyme disease and I was feeling helpless as well.
He referred to a book that helped him immensely when he was feeling lost called Jesus Calling, which basically is a daily devotional where the author takes a few verses in the Bible and turns them into a love letter from Jesus to you. While you have to understand the text isn’t straight from the Bible, it is using the Bible to create the context for the conversational paragraphs.
I’ve spent most of my life writing in a journal. One day I started addressing it informally to Jesus and ending in “Love, Amy” like my own conversational love letter. So when I discovered this devotional, it felt like it was a part of the conversations I was already having with Jesus.
When I began to look for other books by Sarah Young, I found out that she also struggled with Lyme Disease and wrote a follow up book called Jesus Today in response to the pain she went through! Isn’t it amazing how these things happen to us at the exact moments we need them?
JESUS CALLING FOR ALL AGES
I’m so thankful I ordered that book that day. I read through the entire thing that year and the next, making notes on what was going on in my life and revisiting them later praising God for all he had done.
I love buying this book for people going through something hard because it makes you feel like you are completely seen and heard by the God who loves you.
If you’re struggling, consider this my recommendation.
Another wonderful thing about this book, is that it has now become a series you can share with the whole family! Our church gifted Jesus Calling for Little Ones to my daughter when she was born, and I bought the Jesus Calling Devotions for Kids when my kids were old enough to read.
For my daughter, it was a sweet way for me to share words of blessings over her using verses from the Bible. For my son, it was a great way to practice the habit of daily Bible study in a simple way that he could relate to the struggles in his own life. We have finished our Jesus Calling devotionals, but now it’s the perfect segway into our next studies!
I hope you and your family are encouraged by these daily devotionals!
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