When well intentioned friends give empty clichés like “suck it up” or “pray it away” during a challenging time in your life, it often only makes the hurt and disappointment we’re experiencing even worse.
Scripture reveals a God who meets us where we are, not where we pretend to be.
Kirsten Haglund welcomes No More Faking Fine author Esther Fleece on an all-new episode of The Sonder Podcast, in which she discusses how to get “gut-level honest with God” through the “life-giving language” of lament.
Lament, a practice woven throughout Scripture, is a prayer that God never ignores, never silences, and never wastes. As author Esther Fleece says, “Lament is the unexpected pathway to true intimacy with God, and with those around us.”
Esther learned this the hard way, by believing she could shut down painful emotions that haunted her from a broken past she tried to forget on her fast track to success. But in silencing her pain, she robbed herself of the opportunity to be healed. Maybe you’ve done the same.
No More Faking Fine is your permission to lament—to give voice to the hurt, frustration, and disappointment you’ve kept inside and silenced for too long. Drawing from careful biblical study and hard-won insight, Esther reveals how to use God’s own language to draw closer to Him as He leads us through any darkness into His marvelous light.
It’s a really edifying episode, you can listen in its entirety by clicking the image below: