Shortly after MaLinda passed away, I resumed my tour schedule. We had just started the Verizon How Sweet the Sound Tour and it was therapeutic for me to go out on stage and sing my heart out for God. Singing and preaching was and continues to be a part of my grieving process, but I didn’t realize that right away.
After the tour concluded and I was home every day, I wanted to quit. I didn’t feel capable of doing everything that I would now have to do without my life partner – from raising our kids, to being pastor of the church, to continuing my recording career. I did not see how I would be able to do it all, so I drafted a letter of resignation to the church. Then, I had a conversation with God and said ‘I just can’t do this by myself.’ That is when God told me that I’ve NEVER done this by myself. He said “before there were three of us, now there are two of us.” At that point, I knew that I would be able to continue doing the work that God called me to do. That was when I began to bounce back.
I learned that in order to bounce back from any painful or disappointing event, we have to steer ourselves away from our pain, and towards God. We are never in a place so low or desperate where God cannot pull us out. You will be humiliated from time to time, but God will magnify you. You will be judged, sometimes harshly, often by people close to you, but God will justify you. You will get hurt in life, but God will heal you. With God, you will be able to bounce back.
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