Most know me as a comedic author, and it’s true that I love to make people chuckle with funny stories and characters. However, not every real-life story is funny. I’ve learned this first hand. When it comes to weddings, unexpected things can happen. And when it comes to marriages, there are those sad, catastrophic times when the enemy gets his foot in the door and once-blissful couples go their separate ways.
Life is fraught with storms, friends. Here on the Gulf Coast we see them frequently as hurricanes roll in off of rocky seas. They always catch us off-guard, but they should not. We are taught by scriptures to be on the lookout for the enemy, who prowls around like a roaring lion. We must be diligent, “storm-savvy” as it were. And for those who have been through unexpected seasons (especially as it relates to weddings/marriages), take heart! There’s a great scripture in Isaiah that I love:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
God wants to remind you that HE is the lover of your soul. He is the ultimate groom. And He will lead you through any rough seasons you’re facing into a marvelous season of joy and rest with Him, wrapped in His arms.
Today I would like to leave you with a blurb about my novel HURRICANE (a romance set in Galveston during the Great Storm of 1900). I pray that you read this book and discover the peace that God can bring in the midst of life’s storms! If you happen to be going through a rough season in your marriage, may you take comfort in the story and the promise that the Lord will never let you drown, even when the waters rise around you.
SYNOPSIS: It’s 1900 and Brent Murphy, a prodigal son, is disillusioned with New York and his life as a newspaperman. Drawn home to Galveston Island, Brent knows it is likely he will face rejection from his father. On Saturday September 8, 1900, without warning, the citizens of Galveston Island are in for the fight of their lives when the hurricane of the century hits. In a single night of horror, more than 6,000 islanders lose their lives and countless others are left in devastation.Through the experience, Brent finally faces the truth of his own childhood and the stormy relationship he has with his parents. He finds the courage to write the story of his past and discovers a loving God.