What do you do when you think you can’t go on and the waves just keep crashing without the one you love, your “person”, the one you could always count on, your hero and champion who was always there for you; the one you shared everything with, who was the physical to your spiritual, the peanut butter to your jelly that are better together, and the life you planned is forcefully cut down and your love ripped from your soul?
You either get bitter,
or you go to God and allow yourself to feel the deepest, rawest feelings that you think will kill you,
live in overwhelm
or overcome by giving everything to Jesus, the ugliness and beauty, the heights you shared and the depths you shared.
You get better when you realize in bringing the depths, heights, length, breadth of grief, sorrow, pain and suffering to God through Christ, you find that the Comforter is there and the Helper is there in the Presence of God. You find you don’t die when you allow yourself to feel the loss, God does dry every tear, comfort, bind up broken hearts, heal, deliver and set free, give strength in our weakness and gives hope when there is no hope or future that you can see, as you choose to praise God in the midst of the tragedy, trauma, shock, grief, sorrow, mourning, loss compounded by betrayal and lies and slander and character assassination from those who do not know or misunderstand out of ignorance or arrogance or not realizing they have aligned their minds with the spirit of this world instead of Christ.
You get better in Christ, with God, through the Holy Spirit and fire that is able to take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it to good
in every praise to our God above all gods, the Light that delivers us from the dominion of darkness, through our Father who pours His Love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, and makes the Presence of God tangible and real to help us in our deepest sorrow for what was and could have been…
yet in every praise we come to realize that God’s plans and purposes for our lives are greater than the plans we had individually or as a married couple who had come through many a storm, the fiercest battles and attacks from all sides; obstacles, floods, fires, difficulties and so many who came to try and steal, kill and destroy what God joined together
no man could tear asunder
no devil could break apart
no demonic spirit could negate
a marriage consecrated to God
or a praying wife
so every praise is to God our Father now and is to come, grace upon grace and glory to glory,
the enemy is defeated,
Jesus is Lord and Savior,
God our Father and his Christ are on the Throne above the highest heavens and in God’s humble-hearted people who once were considered “not God’s people or beloved”
“Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom” 2 Cor 3:17
freedom to praise him in the storm and in the peace that surpasses all understanding found only in Christ,
therefore every praise is to our God
Amen. All thanks and honor and praise and worship and glory and majesty and dominion and blessing and power is to our God, now and forever and ever, Amen.