South Texas Native Writes Book About Her Life and God’s Promises
Marisa Briones was on a disruptive path in life.
She dropped out of school at a young age and started going against everything she was taught as a child, including about God, she said.
The San Diego native found herself in a toxic relationship. She was also addicted to drugs and alcohol. However, she knew that these addictions only gave her a temporary high. She didn’t always wake up the next day feeling depressed, hurt, and alone.
“I was in this abusive and toxic relationship with a man who didn’t love me. My mother, a woman of great faith, reminded me that I could only be happy with God, with Jesus Christ”, Briones said.
Briones grew up attending church. However, it took time and challenges for her to understand what God wanted from her life.
She started reading the Bible. She was looking for a mentor who could guide her and restore what God wants for her life.
In 2016, Briones committed herself and surrendered herself to the Lord. Despite her broken state, God was molding her and calling her into being.
“I gave him my heartache and my heart. I’m no better than anyone else. God give us the choice to choose him. When I finally decided he was what I needed , things started to change,” Briones said. “In 2018, I received a prophetic word telling me that I was going to write a book. I said, ‘Okay, but what am I going to write about?'”
Nervously, Briones began to write his book trusting in the Lord. She called it “Brokenness Becomes New – New Creature in Christ.”
“Little by little, the Lord kept revealing me. He said, ‘I want you to write about your toxic relationship, your unforgiveness and everything I was addicted to in this world, everything that kept me from having a relationship with Jesus,” she added. noted.
“I was very uneducated. God can use ordinary men to do his work. I leaned on him and the Holy Spirit gave me the words,” she added.
Eventually, his book was completed and it was published in October 2021.
Each chapter of Briones’ book speaks of his life with reference to the scriptures. Each chapter is about her abusive relationship, being a single mother, fornication, alcoholism, God’s grace, faith, and God’s second coming.
Briones knew her story would help others seek healing.
“Everywhere people are broken and through the brokenness comes healing. Without Jesus there is no peace, no freedom. My book references the scriptures and my struggle, emphasizing the promise of God. Jesus is peace,” Briones said. “My hope is that my book will lead people to Jesus.”
Briones is on a mission to help people; show God’s love. She also advises her daughter in the way of the Lord.
Now that her book is on the stands, she hopes to write another book on miracles because “God is the same today, tomorrow and forever.”