Have you ever been in the middle of a trial and wondered where God is?
Have you ever felt like God has promised you something, and yet time passes and still you stand there empty?
Counting Grains of Sand: Learning to Delight in a Promise-Making God is an intimate look at one life, a desperate search for faith, and one family’s journey through aching sorrow and brilliant joys.
Infertility, adoption, hope, and loss, all collide in this gentle story of how God built a family from splintered pieces and taught one woman how to hold onto faith and learn to delight in a God-Who-Speaks-Promises even while journeying through the wilderness of sorrow.
“Learning to give thanks in all circumstances can often feel like chasing a placating cliché, but in Natasha Metzler’s Counting Grains of Sand you enter into the story of fighting for joy in the midst of unspeakable sorrow. Metzler beautifully weaves her story through themes within the Bible, allowing the reader to grab hold of a contentment found not through comfort but through confounding difficulty.” –Tyler Braun: Pastor and Author of Why Holiness Matters
“Natasha’s words will captivate you as you watch how God’s peace and promises unfold through the pain of uncertainty. Her story is a beautiful reflection of God’s unending faithfulness.” –Christin Slade: Author of Blog at Home Mom
“Counting Grains of Sand is riveting, raw, and real. It is a testimony to a God Who redeems pain and delights in giving us the desires of our hearts. It is a story of learning to delight in Him, even when His will doesn’t look like we thought, even when we don’t get the answer we prayed for.”–Gretchen Louise: founder of Kindred Grace.
“Natasha’s voice is always inexplicably Spirit-led. When I read her first book, I had no idea I was in for a convicting, challenging, yet genuinely touching read. When I dove into Counting Grains of Sand, I knew exactly what to expect and Natasha does not disappoint. If you’re looking for a fresh look at loss, redemption, and God’s provision, settle in with this book and prepare to be inspired.” –Rachelle Rea Cobb: Author of The Sound of Diamonds
What others are saying:
This book is a beautiful reminder of God’s all-knowing, incredible, lavish love for us- even during the driest and darkest seasons of our lives. It offers authentic hope, without cliche, for anyone weary and dry.” — Lisa Newton
As I approached my latest birthday, and the possibility of ‘never’ begins to become more real, I’ve begun grieving my present childlessness in a whole new way. Receiving my copy of Counting Grains of Sand was like being invited to coffee with a dear new friend. She was so comforting last time we “met” that I anticipated this second meeting, and I was not disappointed! I’m so grateful for how Natasha offers honest companionship on this journey, while holding out solid comfort at the same time.” — Elisabeth Adams
Feeling crushed and battered, this encouraging book revealed what I needed most to know – the immense span of God’s kindness towards me and awareness of all the details of my heart .. like grains of sand.” — Fayelle Ewuakye
I was needing some hope and encouragement when I cracked open the pages of this book, and I wasn’t disappointed. It confirmed many truths that the Lord had been teaching me this year, and affirmed to me that I wasn’t alone in learning them.”
— Jessiqua Wittman
Counting Grains of Sand is, essentially, a book about faith: something I often think of like a mirage I can’t get a hold of. Metzler has walked a journey I have never walked, but reading her story honestly felt like a long letter a friend would write if she knew what I needed right at this moment. I needed to be encouraged to wait on God, trust His love and delight in the portion He had allotted me. Counting Grains of Sand did just that. I will definitely be buying this book to give away: we all need Metzler’s message of hope!” — Caroline Kraft
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