(story told on this lady’s behalf)
Sometimes in life we are overcome with dread.
She was going along in life her happy self, had a career, got married, had a kid (adorable little one 9 yrs). Then something dreadful happened to her right on mother’s day.
C.S. Lewis said this, “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
That mother’s day, through the pain in her life, and the pain caused by her alcoholism, God spoke to her very loudly, like through that megaphone. And at the same time, God spoke to her that through His suffering, His blood, He gave up his only son, was tortured on the cross He died to save us from our sinful selves!
She also heard Him say, “Be still and know that I am God!”
She has now been sober for over a year, and Overcomers in Christ has been a part of her recovery. And for that she expresses her thankfulness.
Yours, o lord is the greatness, the power and the glory and the victory and majesty. For all that is in the heavens and the earth is yours, yours is the kingdom, o Lord and you are exalted as head over all. – 1 chronicles 29:11