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.
Lately I have been miserable and depressed. The more I felt sorry for myself...the worse it got. I was emotionally and spiritually spiraling downward. Then I read Elisabeth Elliott's The Path Of Loneliness. God used this quote, "The heart which has no agenda but God's is the heart at leisure from itself. Its emptiness is filled with the Love of God. Its solitude can be turned into prayer." Father, thank you for showing me these pertinent words. This is what has been wrong with me. In previous weeks I have been focused on God and looked for His activity...not so this week. Even in the midst of my funk God intimately revealed His activity in my life.
God is Enough
In the midst of the most horrific event of my life, God showed me that HE IS ENOUGH. He met me where I was. “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18 ESV) He loved me enough to not let me stay brokenhearted. “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” (Psalm 40:2 NIV)