Is He Worthy of Honor When Your Heart is Broken?

by Andy Wood on October 19, 2012

in 100 Words

It’s one thing to honor God when your quiver, nest and storehouses are full.

Honoring Him in times of great loss is quite another.

That takes faith.

Courage.

Integrity.

Hope.

Love.

Reflecting on the tragic loss of his son to suicide, Tony Dungy beautifully wrote:

“I think people look more closely at our actions in the rough times, when the emotions are raw and our guard is down. That’s when our true character shows and we find out if our faith is real. If I’m going to call myself a Christian, I have to honor Jesus in the disappointments, too.”

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Martha Orlando October 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

When I lost my husband many years ago, my faith went on trial. It was so difficult to praise God and be thankful for the blessings I still had, but I managed to get through the grief and anger. I know I came out the other side a better person and a much better Christian.
Blessings, Andy, and thanks for this post.
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Andy Wood October 19, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Martha,
I can only imagine that kind of pain and sadness, and the faith required to trust God through it. I have witnessed it up close and personal this last week with the tragic and needless death of my sister-in-law and have been amazed – especially at my in-laws – at their faith and courage.

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