“I will rescue you.” Those are the words playing in the background as I type this (song by Lauren Daigle). I won’t fully understand what it is like to be a bride during COVID, BUT I know what it’s like to lose your wedding months before your wedding date. Today I want to encourage all my Brides During COVID. Just like the song playing in the background, know that things will work out, and God will rescue you, just like he did me 12 years ago.
It has been 12 years since we lost our wedding venue (if you want to read more details about what happened, read this post). It was after Hurricane Ike; my parents paid CASH for the venue, and that included, decor, food, and band. The wedding venue filled for Bankruptcy chapter 7, and we were out of ALL of that money. Now what?
We were supposed to be getting married in February, and it was the end of October. The money my parents had saved up for, all gone.
What looked like a complete mess was a beautiful blessing. What looked like a total loss, was given back tenfold. The enemy tried to steal my joy, my dream of a beautiful fancy wedding. What God gave us was so much better.
I can’t promise that Rachel Ray will swoop in as she did for us 12 years ago, and I have no idea what the future will hold. But what I can tell you is to trust God. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28. We also know that God is for YOU, not against you.
I am praying for you! If you’re a bride during COVID, I would love to hear from you and pray for you! I also wanted to share a few scriptures to help during this season.
“Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.
Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.”
“For nothing will be impossible with God.”
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
If you’re a bride during COVID, I want to encourage you to dig deep, seek God’s peace, and let God do what he does best. Guard your heart, your mind. Don’t let what’s going on around the world affect what’s going on internally.
Thank you for stopping by, If you’re a bride going through this, I am praying for you. You are in my heart!
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