We are to pray for one another, and to encourage one another in Christ.
If our lives are free from pain, turmoil and sorrow, we may not come to know God's faithfulness in such a personal way,
like King David did through fears, troubles and afflictions. So you're not alone.
"I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears...
The poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them...
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. (Psalm 34:4,6,7,19)
This is good news for the righteous. The righteous suffers many afflictions, like you did.
But the Lord delivers them all.
When God delivers us from afflictions, His faithfulness becomes real and personal,
and in the process, our faith is stretched.
Sometimes circumstances do not work out the way we like them to.
People pray for die.
Husbands leave their wives.
Children ruin their lives, in spite of the influence of godly parents.
Business goes bankrupt.
Christians lose their jobs.
But God is no less faithful.
"Though there are no fruit on the vines, and the fields yield no food;
Though there are no cattle in the stalls;
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;
He'll make my feet like deer's feet,
And He'll make me walk on high hills." (Habakkuk 3:17)
God sustains us through our difficulties without removing the circumstances.
The Lord says, "My grace is sufficient for you."
In other words, you'll continue to suffer, but if you hang in there with Me, says the Lord,
you'll make it.
"Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy,
and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16)
That's in time of need, God'll provide mercy and grace.
God does not promise a change of circumstances or freedom from pain.
He only provides the grace and the strength to go through.
Through these times of great difficulties, heartaches and much hardships,
we come to know the sufficiency of His grace.
Your husband did not return.
You never recover financially to the way before.
But God'll work things out in His own way.
"All things work together for good to those who love God,
to those who are called according to His purpose."
So, for the person who does not love God, who is not interested in knowing Him,
then all things do not necessarily work out for good.
"For when I am weak then I am strong."
God has allowed adversity into your life to loosen your dependency upon your own strength.
God wants you to be strong in Him.
He wants His power to be perfected in you, in your weakness.
So the Lord is saying to you...
Continue to love Me with all your heart; have faith in Me.
I Am all you have got to hope for.
Stay and become the person I have created you to be;
use the gifts I have given you to the fullness.
You can do great and mighty things in My name.
Continue to have faith and trust in Me.
Love Me with all your heart, as I first loved you.
Draw closer to Me to feel and know My comfort for you.
Have faith, and believe in new things.
I make all things new.
Do not go astray from My Word,
but dwell in My presence and in My awesomeness.
Be alert and be watchful
of the things that take place around you.
Whenever you have a doubt, come back to Me,
and I'll light your path.
I've never given up hope on you, and never will.
Dwell in My Presence, as I speak to you
and tell you how much I love you.