Yesterday I witnessed my ex brother in law and his girlfriend get baptized. They have both experienced a lot of pain through addiction. It was so touching to see them give their lives to God. And decide to make a change. I was so emotional all day because I relate to the pain and the heartache that they have both been through.
It was so moving for me to have my daughter be there to see her uncle give his life to God. She was so happy for the rest of the day and is so proud of her uncle. What a blessing to all be around and be apart of each others lives. Despite all of our differences in the past.
I couldn’t help but think about how many peoples lives have been lost to addiction. How many children grow up without parents. How many parents have lost children. How many husbands have lost wives. How many wives have lost husbands. I have lost many friends that I grew up with. I see pictures of their children that were left behind. Its heartbreaking.
I definitely took a moment to sink it all in. Reminding myself of what a miracle all of us addicts are that have made it out of the dark. Reminding myself of what God did in that hospital room for me almost 2 years ago now. I don’t want to take it lightly.
Unless you have struggled with addiction yourself or have witnessed a loved-one struggle I don’t think you could understand what a true miracle and blessing it is to make it to the other side into recovery. WE ARE WARRIORS.
Also I wanted to shout out to those familiar faces that I have seen in the Narcotics Anonymous rooms. That I seen in the church showing up for people that are ready to make a change. And to my boyfriend Anton, who works 7 days a week devoting his life to making a difference in these addicts lives. You guys are so inspiring.
God is good. He can heal the broken.
Graves Into Gardens by Brandon Lake is a great worship song.
Meditation for the Day
God finds, amid the crowd, a few people who follow Him, just to be near Him, just to dwell in His presence. A longing in the Eternal Heart may be satisfied by these few people. I will let God know that I seek just to dwell in His presence, to be near Him, not so much for teaching or a message, as just for Him. It may be that the longing of the human heart to be loved for itself is something caught from the Great Divine Heart.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may have a listening ear, so that God may speak to me. I pray that I may have a waiting heart, so that God may come to me.
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