Come To Me: A Devotional for Healing from Hurt


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This powerful devotional meets you where you're at and invites you to come to Jesus for healing from life's hurts.

This book is for anyone who feels crushed by the hurts of life and longs for healing. It is for those who are tired of being judged and told to move on by those who can’t empathize. Perhaps you desire to be on the other side of your hurt.

Here’s a different way. By focusing on the scripture, Matthew 11:28–30, the author invites you to take up Jesus’s invitation for healing and rest. As you work through these 30-day devotions, you can find “solace, soul-level rest, and a fresh vision of wholeness”.

The journey to healing is not one you need to take on your own. And there is no need to rush. The author acts as a guide who walks the talk with honesty and vulnerability as she shares her own journey. In a world that craves quick fixes, Amy Vogel says, “My experience with God’s timing looks more like a slow cooker.” You need to trust the process.

The devotions are easy to read and offer practicals to help you process your feelings in a safe space. Each day starts with a scripture, personal sharing, a prayer, and a healing step. There is a weekly Pause and Reset that offers you time to daydream, visualize and imagine. Amy practices traditional spiritual disciplines, such as meditation and prayer. But she also promotes journaling and self-reflection.

Amy’s writing is heartfelt and powerful. I like her use of different Bible versions and breaking down the verse into smaller pieces; it's impressive and effective. Music is powerful, and I love that she provides lyrics to a song and a playlist she recommends listening to. There are more resources scattered throughout the chapters. Moreover, she generously invites readers to share their responses and offers to pray for them as they work through the material.

But what I didn’t like was finding an expletive on Day Seven. Some may consider it mild and an accepted term of expression. It grated on me to where I contacted the author to understand why she included it. And I appreciated her feedback.

My biggest takeaway is that healing takes time, and can be found with the help of Jesus. No matter what kind of hurt you’ve experienced, you’ll relate to Amy’s journey. This is a devotional to savor, not to rush through. I highly recommend it as a personal resource as you sit at the Master’s feet.

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Day 1 – The Place We Begin

About the author

Amy W. Vogel is an accomplished author, speaker, and ministry consultant. Amy creates, leads, and speaks to large and small groups and churches to help people understand their inherent worth by giving them a vision of hope for everyone everywhere. She is married to David and has three daughters. view profile

Published on May 17, 2023

30000 words

Genre: Inspirational

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