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.
Psalm 56:8 says, "You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book." This Bible verse reveals the intimacy of God toward those who have lost people they loved. It is an amazing picture in my mind of God collecting all my tears in a bottle. Just think, following my husband's death whenever I cried, God would pick up a bottle and collect my tears over and over again. It shows how loving God is to collect each person's tears in a bottle, and not only that, but He records each one in a book as well. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life." How can you NOT love a God who cares so for us?
God is Enough
An introverted woman who perceived herself as only being accepted because she was Pastor Bob’s wife emerged as a beautiful woman radiating courage, confidence and Jesus. Her pain has been transformed into scars that God is using to comfort and shape women. She has begun a new growing season. Her garden is nurtured year round as she plants words of encouragement for widows, fertilizing them with God’s Word, shares tears of sadness and joy along each row, and harvests an abundance of peace as changed lives emerge.” —TJ