Today’s guest is someone I’m privileged to introduce you to, my daughter, Elise Roper. Elise has such an amazing testimony of how God took some deeply painful disappointments in her life and strengthened her faith and trust in Him. The most difficult one being her fiancé breaking off their engagement after almost all of the wedding had been planned and deposits paid for. We talk about that horrible time in her life and how God gave her the opportunity to restore a 133 year-old house in the middle of our little town and used that to help heal her broken heart. after the future she thought she would have turned to ashes. We share how we worked together to bring beauty and life back to the old home and how it represented Elise’s own journey in tearing out the pain and restoring her own life.
She also has a message for singles to give them hope for their future. This wasn’t an easy interview for either of us to do, but we both feel like it will encourage and bring hope to those who are going through their own life-changing disappointments. Sometimes suffering is the only way to bring us closer to God and make our faith stronger. I know you’ll be blessed by Elise’s story.
Highlights and Resources From This Episode
“That moment in my life really made me have more empathy for people… I don’t think I had ever known true heartbreak until that happened… To this day I’m grateful that it happened.” – Elise said about her broken engagement
“It was my dream wedding. It was everything I’d ever wanted. But there was one thing that wasn’t right, and that was the guy.” – Elise
Pictures and Blog Posts Mentioned in This Episode
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4
…to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor. – Isaiah 61: 3