Set Free from Drug Addiction, Experiencing Restoration
About 3 years ago, I was addicted to drugs and lost everything—my home, my job, my family, and my self-respect. One night, I was wandering the streets, high and homeless, when the weight of everything came down upon me. I collapsed to my knees and cried uncontrollably for some time, crying out, “God, I’m so messed up, and I don’t know what to do. Help me!”
All of a sudden, I felt as if God had just reached into my brain and plucked out the addiction. I got up and dried my eyes. I noticed the urge to use was gone, like it was never there in the first place. This all happened without any withdrawal symptoms, and I haven’t had the urge or desire to indulge since.
Since the Lord delivered me from my addiction, things have consistently gotten better. I have a job and vehicle now, my son is living with me again, and I get lots of time with my 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter. God has also set me up with the most amazing people and support network possible. He led me to a fantastic family in a faith-based church very near to the home He provided me. Through this amazing church family, I started doing outreach in the most impoverished community riddled with addiction and homelessness.
I can’t say it has always been easy but with the support I have and through lots of listening to Pastor Prince’s sermons and spending time in the Word, the Lord has taken me from glory to glory. My mind is being renewed, and life is getting better and better. Praise God for answering my prayer and for His divine intervention. I don’t know where I would be otherwise.
I want to say a huge thank you to you, Pastor Prince. Your messages on God’s grace, healing, and rest have been of more help than I can put into words. Whenever I drive, I’m almost always listening to one of your podcasts and praying in the Spirit.
All glory goes to the Lord for everything in my life. I would not be where I am today without His grace, mercy, and guidance. My journey continues, and I can’t wait to see where God takes me next.