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My Hope Is Built

Rebuilding Hope After a Broken Relationship, Separation or Divorce

by Lorna Brown


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/14/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781973643272
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781973643289

About the Book

You stand at the altar and repeat the wonderful words of the marriage vows. As you exit the church, a congregation of loved ones and friends send up cheers of congratulations. But now, the marriage has fallen apart; here you are separated, perhaps even divorced. And instead of applause, you hear the sound of your tears and the footsteps of fear. You feel hurt, broken, empty, abandoned. The shame of failing is so overwhelming that for a while, you do an Oscar-winning job of faking for the loved ones, even the congregation, that all is well. All the while, the enemy is grabbing at your self-esteem and grabbing at your hope. But with God, there is no faking it. He sees and knows it all, even the thoughts and feelings you would like to pretend you don’t have. The congregation may no longer be cheering for you, but God is. Rather than letting you spiral into hopelessness, he cheers you on to hope again. He heals, he fills up the empty places in your heart, and he comforts. He restores hope. No one rebuilds hope like God.

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God” (Psalms 42:11 KJV). This book includes poetry, devotionals, and encouragement to strengthen you as you partner with God in rebuilding your hope. Tears, fears, and jeers—he hears them all and responds with cheer.


About the Author

Within months of getting married, Lorna’s marriage was over. The pain, embarrassment and emptiness so overwhelming she thought she would not get through it. The lies of the enemy were constantly in her ears, particularly saying that she would lose her mind. But God gave a word that sustained her “ For God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV). She is thankful for the nights she fell asleep because she knew he was holding her hand and she was resting on the breast of the EL Shaddai. Thankful for the many mornings He got her out of bed and took her through the day in his strength alone. Today she is called on to preach and teach the word at conferences, conventions, retreats and serves as an Associate Pastor. Her testimony is “I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.” (Psalms 71:2 KJV).