We have found DELIVERANCE!
God is Faithful
As the song says, “All my life, he has been faithful all my life he has been so good”. I know that God hears our prayers, and he works on his time.
My life was once controlled by addiction. My brother and sister were addicts and my dad was an alcoholic.
I’ve been that sister in a panic not knowing what to do while my brother laid unconscious and barely breathing on my bathroom floor after an overdose. I’ve been that daughter that has stood over her dad after an almost fatal accident from drinking and driving. I’ve been that sister that has lost contact with her sister due to harassing phone calls and unbearable mood swings. I would pray every night for God to change them but spare their lives in the process.
Over the years my heart became hard for them. I didn’t want to hear my mom cry and talk about their addiction. It made me angrier. At that time, I wasn’t in church. I knew God but I didn’t have a relationship with him. It was after I lost 5 family members in a 2-year period that I realized I needed to change. My grandmother was one of those five. She meant everything to me. I could always go to her, and I knew she would listen and pray. Oh, how God heard her prayers. When she passed, I knew I would have to take on the position of being an intercessor for my family.
I prayed (for the first time) that God would lead me to the right church and community that understood me and my family. I started going to a local church. My prayer life changed drastically. I now had a personal relationship with the Lord. I prayed every night and day that God would deliver my sister, my brother and my dad. I also prayed that God would show me my faults. I called and made amends with my sister. I made it a point to let her and my brother know how much I loved them. I spoke life giving words over their lives.
My brother was the first to be set free. He has been clean and sober for 5 years. My dad has been delivered from alcoholism since his accident almost a year ago and my sister has been clean for 9 months. God has blessed me with another loving community.
I found a place for fellowship, accountability and friends at Chain Breakin Recovery. The support that my family and I found at Chain Breakin’ Recovery has been the foundation of our healing and restoration of our relationships. Addiction doesn’t just affect that addict it affects the entire family. Ashley
I TOOK A BIBLE TO MY LITTLE CELL, FOR SOMETHING WAS HAPPENING, BUT WHAT I COULDN’T TELL. I SAT ON MY BUNK, IN THE CORNER I SUNK. YOU SEE I THOUGHT I NEEDED TO HIDE, FOR I WAS SO FULL OF PRIDE, BUT I OPENED THAT BOOK AND STARTED TO READ, PRETTY SOON I WAS ON THE FLOOR DOWN ON MY KNEES I ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS AS THE TEARS DID FALL. COME INTO MY HEART LORD JESUS, I’LL GIVE YOU, MY ALL. O GOD, I’M BEGGING YOU PLEASE SET ME FREE, COME INTO MY LIFE AND GIVE ME LIBERTY. YOU SAID THAT YOU LOVED ME, BUT I JUST CAN’T SEE HOW SUCH A LOST SINNER, COULD BE A WINNER. THEN JESUS PUT HIS ARMS AROUND ME AND GENTLY SAID, MY PRECIOUS CHILD, YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN, YOU ARE NO LONGER DEAD. THE PUDDLE BENEATH ME WAS QUITE A SIGHT, I WAS REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB THAT NIGHT. — Jason