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Sarah Elizabeth Morgan

The Day My Husband Laughed

I refuse to give up on my husband…it’s as simple as that.

Everyone he has ever known has done that very thing.

I believe God put us together for this very reason.

Back in February the Lord told me I was going to have to love Him gently and humbly…and that’s what I intend to do.

Some days I succeed…others I don’t.

I get frustrated and upset.

Some days I just want to throw the towel in…that’s when God gives me reminders (like today). He reminds me what…more importantly who I’m fighting for.

I’m documenting this day not because it was cold as all get out as we were watching Landry work his goat but because today my husband laughed again…not just a chuckle (haha) in His usual manly voice but it was like that of a child where you try not to but you can’t stop.

He enjoyed cooking and baking today…something he hadn’t really spent a lot of time doing lately. He made the kids his homemade pizza, us a sausage potato with all the works, and a lemon crumble pie.

I had to do my best not to grumble when I cleaned up the mess left behind in kitchen…I believe that’s loving gently and humbly.

An unconditional love.

As I think back in my lifetime, I can’t count how many times I’ve had uncontrollable laughter…my husband however probably can.

Despite the expected afflictions we all endure throughout life, I’ve had a pretty simple and blessed life full of wonderful memories.

My husband however has lived a lifetime of abandonment, rejection, and loss.

I’m learning that he’s not the only one…but there are many that live or have lived a life of solitary enslaved to addiction to endure the pain that runs so deep.

It’s definitely been a journey but he’s finding his way back to that 8 year boy that spent his first summer alone on the farm.

The first summer he had to depend on the Lord.

He’s getting that joy back…that joy that can come only from having peace with the Lord.

I believe I’m finding that as well as I write this blog tonight…it feels good to share the good, bad, and ugly again as I find my place in this life.

Who is God calling you to love gently and humbly? Your unconditional love could make all the difference in the world.

Much Love,

Sarah Elizabeth Morgan 🖤

Sarah Elizabeth Morgan

Love Never Ends

Will you wait for me? Those are the words my husband asked me today.

As we face an unknown season, all I can think is when will he receive my love for what it is?

When will he finally realize I’m not going anywhere because God has placed a love so deep within me for him and him alone?

I seriously love this man with all my heart and he simply doesn’t trust what is…he’s waiting for me to be like every other person that has left him in the past.

Many would say what he has done is unforgivable…he believes what he has done is unforgivable; but I choose to believe that the same grace and mercy my God gives me through His beloved son is the same grace and mercy extended to all who will simply receive it.

It’s so much easier to give than receive because somewhere deep down we have this notion that we have to earn it.

You can’t earn one’s love…at least not the love God speaks of through His word.

God is love and love is patient and kind.

Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud.

Love is not rude, is not selfish, and does not become angry easily.

Love does not remember wrongs done against it.

Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices over the truth.

Love patiently accepts all things. It always trusts, always hopes, and always continues strong.

Love never ends.

PS…We have only a short time to love big…it starts with loving God most. When we can love God most, we will be able to love people best.

Much love,

Sarah Elizabeth Morgan 🖤

Sarah Elizabeth Morgan

How to Be Still and Let God Fight Your Battles

Last week I got to a place where I was fighting a battle in my marriage that wasn’t my battle to fight. I was instructed by God to be still, yet here I was still taking up my own sword trying to cut the head off of the demon suffocating my husband to death.

For a year now, I’ve been praying for God to heal and deliver my husband completely of all his demons from his past…and here lately it looks like things are only getting worse as he continues to use alcohol to numb his pain.

Why do I take things into my own hands? Because I’m not good at waiting. And, unfortunately, I battle between enabling him and then being over dramatic when things are not progressing in our favor.

So first thing first…WE HAVE TO BE STILL AND KNOW THAT GOD IS JEHOVAH JIREH PROVIDING THE WAY TO VICTORY.

How was all this battling in my own strength working out for me? It wasn’t—I found myself battle weary messaging my sisters in Christ for prayer and advice.

This is the word the Lord gave my friend for me:

I just spent some time in prayer this morning, Sarah!

Keep your eyes on ME he says. You have taken on this battle that is not yours to fight and you have exhausted yourself.

I have things I want you to do and if you let the enemy wear you down you will not do ALL I have for you.

This is MY battle. Not yours. Focus on ME and every promise I have made you dear daughter.

Yep, that was definitely a word straight from the Lord to not only me but I believe you, too!

Focus, sisters, is what we have to do next. FOCUS ON GOD AND NOT THE GIANTS THAT SURROUND US ON THE BATTLEFIELD.

Immediately after I read her message, I repented for the control I was still trying to maintain. Surrender is hard…letting go and trusting God is hard—at least it is for me!

So here is the another thing we need to do…RETREAT AND GIVE GOD THE BATTLE!

I’m telling you the moment I repented, God responded with confirmation that He’s got this by giving my friend another word:

Ok, Sarah, this morning when I was praying in the Spirit I saw Harold standing and a snake coiled over and over around him. I wasn’t sure what that was so I wanted to pray some more.

I said to the Lord that usually when a snake has their prey like that they are close to death. That’s when I heard “We’re close to the end”.

I got on the treadmill to exercise and watch a podcast and I couldn’t get into it and by 20 minutes I had such a righteous anger I had to get off and go get my (plastic) sword and FIGHT!

I was ready (even though I AM NOT going to take on that spirit of leviathon) I have other strategies.

Anyway, physically speaking, the only words that would come out of my mouth were thanking God for what He is doing through ALL of this. Thanking Him over and over for both of you!

I don’t remember what all I prayed and said but it was GOOD and I couldn’t wait to tell you about it!

Harold is in his dramatic death scene! He is going to finish well, Sarah!

And right there it was…the key to being still and letting God fight your battle—WORSHIP WITH THANKSGIVING!

We are to always be suited in the armor of God…but I’m learning that we aren’t always to advance on the battlefield. Sometimes we are to retreat and be still as we focus and worship in thanksgiving knowing the victory is ours.

As always, thank you for praying for me and my husband. We love and appreciate you all!

Sarah Elizabeth Morgan 🖤