Love After War
Have you ever let your emotions get the best of you? Our Voice Sherea shares a story about losing her way and how love helped her find her way back.
It’s true. After 20 years of marriage, I slept on the couch. Don’t worry about that. It’s all good now. “It’s Love after War”.
Recently, my family and I decided to move to Rancho Cucamonga. Now, I consider myself the QUEEN of change, MASTER of moving and DIVA of starting over. However, this past week can go down as one of the most stressful and emotional weeks that I’ve had to endure…EVER!
Things at the office were stressful, I had created a stressful environment at my home and my marriage was SUPER stressed (which is rare). I declared emotional war.
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I needed a box of tissue just to eat dinner or to make a phone call. I sent an email to my prayer group to inform them that I, the happily married wife, had slept on the couch. The next day I began to feel a peace within my spirit and this scripture came to mind.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
Those who know me, know that I love my family dearly, but in the midst of the craziness of possibly losing my job, having to move, putting my kids in another school and opening a new bill every day, I was not patient. I was not honoring my husband. I was very angry. I acted as if there was no hope.
If you slammed a door this week or slept on the couch, I hope this scripture will remind you about what love REALLY is……
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