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 love the story of Gideon. If you want to read this amazing story, check out chapters 7 and 8 in the Old Testament of the Bible. I can so identify with Gideon. I had never written a book and was intimidated by the thought of it! The first page I wrote came easy to me because the details of August 7, 2013 are indelibly etched in my mind. And just like in Gideon's case I had no excuse for what God had asked me to do. God knew that I could write God is enough. God wrote the story through me to help others walk the path of difficult things in this life. He used me to accomplish His purpose.
God is Enough
God approached Gideon about becoming a warrior and becoming a leader of the Israelite army to defeat the Midianites. Gideon was a fearful man – but God looks at us as what we can be, not for what we are. Gideon began to make excuses as to why he wasn’t a good candidate for the job. God’s response: ‘Have I not sent you? Surely, I will be with you.’ What else do we need to know? We have no excuse for what God has asked us to do. If God has called you to do something, it doesn’t matter what the odds are from a human perspective. No challenge is too great for God. In fact, God loves to put us in situations where we are in way over our heads. That way, when God pulls it off, He gets the glory. Gideon knew that God was the hero of this story. Gideon was just the human instrument God used to accomplish His purposes.”