How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? Psalm 13:2
Experience: The process of recovery can be long and difficult with seemingly never ending stretches of little or no growth. To achieve recovery I had to leave my home state, family, friends and everything I had depended on growing up. It wasn’t easy, but necessary. I can relate to the verse above when it talks about continual struggle, every day wondering ‘will I ever get this right?’
Strength: Getting away, whilst difficult was the best thing I ever did. It forced me to focus not on my addiction and bad choices but on God, establishing personal relationship with Him and paying attention to how He had intervened in my life and had His hand upon me.
Hope: That we will al recognise the work God has done in us to bring us to where we are now and thank Him for looking after us when we were incapable of looking after ourselves,