My grandfather was an alcoholic. My family are still in denial about this, but I lived with him for six months and you don’t get through a bottle of whisky a day (conservative estimate) and not have an addiction… but there we go. My family maybe has a history of being in denial about bad stuff? Not a judgement, just an observation. Anyway, we aren’t the only ones, which is why the first bit of Celebrate Recovery is ‘Stepping Out of Denial into God’s Grace‘.
I have friends who are recovering alcoholics, or have family members who are recovering alcoholics. I also know that someone who follows my blog is going through this sort of thing, and is facing the situation with such courage and such grace (as if she doesn’t have enough to deal with already!). You know who you are and you are in my prayers – and when I say that, I mean I have a list, and if you’re on the list you’re gonna get prayed for, and I know God answers my prayers.
So saying, I came across these two posts and wanted to share:
God shines all the more brightly through the brokenness. Stay strong. I think you’re amazing.
Blessed… are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…
Matthew 5:3 (Amplified version)