Normally I would not share what has occurred in my day at work. But today I felt God prompting me to do so. On the way to work this morning I received a call saying there was a client out the front who had been severely beaten. He was taken to hospital and discharged himself. He is a chronic alcoholic. Who from his hospital admission could have begun his recovery journey through referral to detox. Another guy, long-term homeless. Mother and sister secured a unit for him, offered accommodation at sisters for a couple of days whilst securing of the unit was finalised. He intentionally fell out with mum and sister in order to go back to the street (another chronic alcoholic). A woman who has almost killed herself three times through drug overdose by mistake. The last time admitted to hospital and offered opportunity to go into detox and then to programme. Her response ‘I’m not ready to go today’ instead she moved back to the street.
Why am I sharing this? All of them ‘RAN’ because they were afraid of the unknown and were more comfortable in the ‘mess they know’.
The song ‘RUN’ by the Paul Colman Trio has such a powerful message in it. We do not know what is going to happen to us, but God does. If we put our faith and trust in Him He will hold on to us and won’t let us fall.
There is another line in the song. “Stop me running from the things that could save my life” . I don’t know what will happen with my three friends above but it is my prayer that each of them will learn this prayer and put their faith in the ‘One True Higher Power’