No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending
By Esther Fleece
IT’S TIME TO END THE PRETENDING
For most of her life, Esther Fleece believed she could bypass the painful emotions of her broken past by shutting them down altogether. She was known by all as an achiever and an overcomer on the fast track to success. But in silencing her pain, she robbed herself of the opportunity to be healed. Maybe you’ve done the same.
When life hurts hard, we often feel pressure—from others and ourselves—to keep it together, suck it up, or pray it away. But Scripture reveals a God who meets us where we are, not where we pretend to be.
Esther’s journey into healing began when she discovered that God has given us a real-world way to deal with our raw emotions and an alternative to the coping methods that end up causing more pain. It’s called lament—the gut-level, honest prayer that God never ignores, never silences, and never wastes.
‘Lament,’ Esther says, ‘is a prayer woven throughout Scripture. But more than a prayer, it is the unexpected pathway to a true intimacy with God.’
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 deep reserves of 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. Like Esther, you’ll soon find that when one person stops faking fine, it gives permission to everyone else to do the same.