If we're really honest, MANY of us are guilty of saying we're okay and everything is going well, when it's really not or on the inside we feel as though we're drowning.
I timidly raise my hand as one of those in that circle. Life has been a constant struggle to key my head above water for about the last 6 months if I'm honest.
It's been hard and to everyone on the outside, you'd think things have been fine, great even.
And that's why I enjoyed and cried while reading No More Faking Fine by Esther Fleece.
She hits raw parts, the vulnerable parts that I dare not show to the outside world of how things can look fine and not really be fine.
The book starts off with Esther's life story, helping the reader to get some context for what she states and how raw she really is in sharing that you don't need to fake being ok.
Esther then goes on to share what lamenting really is. It's giving yourself time to hurt and feel the pain. It's a prayer to God to share the depths of your heart's cry. As author Esther Fleece says, “Lament is the unexpected pathway to true intimacy with God, and with those around us.”
When we can be honest with our feelings in prayer, we can get an honest type of comfort from the Holy Spirit, which can then lead to healing and wholeness. And that is more important than the facade we put up to say we're okay when we really aren't.
I think this is book best read when you're in this place of drowning and faking fine. Because that's when you're best to understand and relate. (my opinion).
did receive this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.