No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.   Alcoholics Anonymous pg 84

 But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.    Psalm 3:3 NLT

Father I thank you for my sobriety.  I thank you Lord for freedom from the guilt and shame of my past.  I no longer have to walk with my head hung in shame because you are the lifter of my head.  Thank you for this new life that you’ve given to me.  Show me how I can use my testimony to help others and show them your love and forgiveness.  I thank you Lord for helping to know that I am no longer useless and worthless but I am your very own precious child.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

2 responses to “Experience?

  1. I must admit that I am still struggling with the guilt when it comes to my children whom are still having problems and have trust issues with me. I pray that Father God will soon “lift my head” when it comes to my boys. My older son (23 y/o) still refuses to talk to me. My 13 y/o son lost respect for me and I know that as long as I don’t drink and do the right thing just for today, all things are possible with God. I continue to work on “letting go and letting God” but you should know as a mom, I still struggle. Please pray for me. xoxo

    • Hi Brenda! God has already lifted your head. When you asked for forgiveness and trusted in Jesus, God wiped it away and lifted your head. God can heal the emotional wounds of your boys too. Pray that God would comfort them. God says he is close to the broken hearted binding up their wounds. Walk with your head lifted and know that He will restore your fellowship with your sons. My father would never recieve verbal amends from me for my drinking and drugging days and it really upset me. BUT when I was 18 years sober, he told me that he couldn’t remember what I was like back then. I did recieve his forgiveness. During those 18 years I didn’t walk around with my head down in shame and guilt. I walked with my head up and continued to live my life as I believe God wanted me to live and I let God take care of the rest knowing that He was the ultimate forgiver. Cast off the guilt there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. You have been sober for over a year now and you are walking in the light of the Lord. We no longer have to try to make up for the past but we live life the best we can today. God forgave you when you asked. Your children will come to trust you again as you continue to do the next right thing.

      Father God, I pray for Brenda. I thank you father that you have forgiven her and that nothing she has done is so hard that you can’t restore. I thank you that all things are possible with you and that you make a way where there seems to be no way. I ask you Father to restore her children to her, soften their hearts and heal their hurts. I pray father that you would restore their relationships and make them whole. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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