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Christians pursue joy in God and find delight and pleasure at His right hand. Sometimes we are miserable. There are different reasons for that. There are things we can do about it and things we cannot do. Some are more prone or experience it more than others. There are no easy answers.
I think John Piper feels the weight of all those things in authoring this book. He sorts some of the complexity and gives practical help. He doesn’t pretend to offer a panacean. He helpfully points out that when darkness is very dark, the least dim light at least dispels some and points to some hope.
We find encouragement in this book, not platitudes or well-wishes. For encouragement to be hope-filled, it must have a solid ground. It has to be rooted in truthful reality. That is the kind of encouragement you find in this brief book. I recommend it as a helpful read.