There was a time in my life, not long ago, in which I couldn’t bear to live with myself any longer. But, I was scared to die. The only relief I could manage to find was always at the bottom of the bottle or through a mind-altering drug. Addiction had left me defeated and broken with no hope for tomorrow.
After so many years in bondage, enough was enough. I mustered the little strength I still had to pray for a miracle. What I received was the miracle I needed.
Not too long after that day I started attending a church nearby. Soon after, I found Jesus and started attending the Foundations for Living classes.
I started to grow and develop a relationship with the Father. Now I know that I’m a citizen of the Kingdom of God. I now know a love like no other, a love that knows no boundaries. I’ve met friends that I now hold very close to my heart, friends who will support me through the thick and thin of life.
I still have my ups and my downs like everyone else. But it’s in those moments I can truly feel the loving embrace of God himself. Furthermore, I now have peace because I know tonight, as I lay myself down to sleep, the Lord now has my soul to keep.
Here’s one scripture that is now dear to my heart. “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection; lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be castaway.” (1 Corinthians 9:27)