Where do you go when life as you know it is turned completely upside down? It happened to me. The life I knew and loved vanished on August 7, 2013 when my college sweetheart and husband of 33 years chose to end his life. There are not words to describe my shock and devastation. Though I was surrounded with wonderful, loving people, none of them could restore the half of me that died that day. This was a God-sized task! This is my journey through shock, grief, mourning and healing. It is the very personal and profound journey I took to ultimately discover that no matter how deep your pain…God is always there and He is enough. If you are grieving, God Is Enough will give you hope. I understand what you are going through, and I am here to share my message of hope, healing and faith.
M.E. Louis is a native of North Carolina. She grew up in Chapel Hill where she attended the University of North Carolina and met the love of her life, Tate, who became a pastor. After 33 years of marriage, Tate took his life on August 7, 2013. God is Enough is her story of hope, healing and faith.
I was sixteen when I became a Christian. I met my husband, Bob during my freshman year. We were married four years later. I went through biblical counseling following Bob's suicide. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5) I met my counselor once a week for six weeks. My counselor assigned lots of books to read as well as bible verses. Here are some of the bible verses that I found very powerful. "Bad news won't bother them; they have decided to trust the LORD." (Psalm 112:7) "And those who know Your name put their trust in You, For You, O LORD have not forsaken those who seek You." (Psalm 9:10) "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him." (Psalm 28:7)
God is Enough
First and foremost, I want to thank my Savior, Jesus Christ, who has been my guide since I was sixteen years old. He brought my husband, Bob into my life during college, and we shared our lives together for 33 amazing years. As much as my heart aches and as deafening as the silence is in our house, I am so thankful for the wonderful, precious memories I was able to create with the love of my life.