In No More Faking Fine, Esther Fleece explains the meaning of lamenting and why our souls need these words of lament. Hardships and pain are part of this life. Yet often when we are walking through a hard season, we fake we are fine instead of letting others see our pain and brokenness. No More Faking Fine gives us the permission to come as we are, to voice our hurts, knowing that we will be met by the One who loves us and understands us, right where we are.
I started reading this book while walking through a season of heartbreak, and this message came just at the right time. This book is full of my underlinings, and that is saying a lot. The permission to lament, to come to God with our hurts and brokenness — is one that breathed life into my soul. How we grieve is related to how we heal, and it is important for us to know that we can and should walk through the valley of sorrow when it comes our way. The way Esther Fleece gives us the Scriptures and examples to do this is so helpful. Truly, weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
I would certainly recommend this book to anyone walking through a hard, painful season right now, as this book makes for a great companion in seasons like that. But honestly, I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone, as we go through seasons of hardships and sorrows or then we know someone who is currently in a season like that.
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