Online Bible Studies

It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

January 21–March 1
Have you ever found yourself thinking, “God, please don’t let this be the way my story unfolds"?

Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness.

Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. During the It's Not Supposed to Be This Way Online Bible Study, you'll learn to:

  • Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.
  • Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.
  • Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle.
  • Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us.
  • Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.


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How it works:

Once you’ve signed up for the study, all study-related blog posts will be sent directly to your email as they become available. The blog posts will also appear here on the study page (scroll down to view the blog posts). Though you can find us on many other outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, our studies do not take place on those platforms.

Buy your book:

To get the most out of our studies, we recommend you buy the book we’re studying. For this study, we’ll be using the book It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst, which you can purchase in the Proverbs 31 Ministries Bookstore or in a book retailer of your choice.

Other items you'll need:

You’ll need a Bible, a notebook and something to write with. 


The Study Blog 

Curious about the It's Not Supposed to Be This Way Online Bible Study schedule?
Here's a link to our Suggested Reading Plan.


The Study Blog

When You Just Don’t Know

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Say "I Do"

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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You’re in the Home Stretch! {Week 6}

Monday, February 25, 2019

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Eat My Dust, Satan!

Friday, February 22, 2019

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Off to the Races!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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Saying Goodbye to What’s Holding Us Back {Week 5}

Monday, February 18, 2019

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Truth Over News

Friday, February 15, 2019

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A Piece to Our Puzzle

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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Purpose in the Process {Week 4}

Monday, February 11, 2019

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To Light Up the Darkness

Friday, February 08, 2019

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But God Said...

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

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The Naked Truth {Week 3}

Monday, February 04, 2019

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From Dust to Trust

Friday, February 01, 2019

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Shattered Is Not the End

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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Turning Devastations Into Revelations {Week 2}

Monday, January 28, 2019

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The Wrestle Is Real

Friday, January 25, 2019

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There's No Binge Watching Life

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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It's Officially Bible Study Time! {Week 1}

Monday, January 21, 2019

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Moving From Brokenness to Restoration

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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The Answer to Your Questions

Monday, January 14, 2019

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Two are Better Than One

Monday, January 07, 2019

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Decluttering Our Hearts and Minds

Thursday, January 03, 2019

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I Wasn’t Ready For All The Disappointment

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

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