Never Alone

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit- Psalm 34:18

Friday nights were the hardest when my husband was in training and part of his A school in the Navy.  I would see pictures of friends with their husbands, boyfriends, fiancés and I would get so sad.  I wasn’t used to being alone in a long time, and since my husband and I met, we have only spent one day apart, but always talked to each other on the phone.  Our Cal King bed felt empty because he wasn’t there and although it was nice being alone, it was horrible at the same time.  One night as I was getting ready for bed a heaviness of depression started to fall upon me and I just fell to my knees and cried. 

I cried out to the Lord and asked Him to help me because being separated from my best friend was one of the hardest things I’ve ever encountered.

“Let me be the comfort your heart needs” were the words I heard as I prayed from the heartache I was facing.  You see my husband and I both knew this day would come and as much as we wanted to prepare ourselves for it, we both were having a hard time.  I remember my husband called and just told me to pray because he was praying for me everyday in boot camp.  

It was God's way to let me know that He was there with us while my husband was away, we would never feel alone.

It is important to know that even though your spouse is away, whether deployment, basic training or school, you are never alone.  Alone is having no one else present, on ones own. But I had The Lord to be with me and to help me deal with the issues that seem to occur when I was by myself and without my husband. The Lord guided me and helped me through the toughest times in my life.

I cannot speak for every person who is or has dealt with some form of separation from their spouse, but I can only say that there were some things that helped me deal with my husband being gone:
  •  I always prayed for him
    • It helped me to feel closer to him knowing that God was with Him and watching over him.
  • Read my Bible for comfort and closeness to the Lord because well, I had my moments of feeling alone and needed a reminder He was with me.
  • I talked highly about my husband because I was so proud of him.
  • I stayed busy a lot.
    • I wrote to him every day, worked, went to school, and played with my dogs. 
These are things that helped me out.  What are some ways that you deal with your husband or wife being away?  I would love to read your comments below.

Thank you for helping us in the times of need.  It’s hard having a spouse in the military or a spouse who is gone a lot, but with You our marriage will get stronger with time.  I just ask You take care of our spouses whether they are deployed or on an assignment, please keep them safe.  In Your name Amen.

For His glory,

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