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Even lost angels still have wings

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Even lost angels still have wings

I am?almost 40 years old..I am?a grateful and?thankful?(to be alive) woman who has experienced and survived many different traumas. everything from?sexual traumas?to homelessness to mental health crisis to drug addiction. I am not a stranger to pain, sadness and feeling rejected, and feeling shame?or?guilt. It is a traumatic thing in and of itself to be on drugs and not know a way out,?or how to get clean and stay clean for any significant amount of time. Drugs are, of course, detrimental to anyone that uses, but there is a valid reason and a real cause as to why a person chooses to use for the very first time in their lives. Most times it has nothing?to do with simply?experimenting.?No one wakes up on any day, inexperienced with drugs, and say to themselves "Oh, I'm bored today, I think I'll go out and get high on drugs and?lose everything of value?in my life, eventually,?including my own?mind!"?Because that is certainly what it will lead to, sooner or later.?Even in the midst of our trials, God will come to us and make us submit to Him and?make us?whole again.

When I was on drugs I was a broken person. But the key to that is that we were broken before we began to use. You are not a weak person because you use. You still have purpose. God will use you one day to help another addict. There is relief after every difficulty.. I am clean and sober today for over 2 years and loving it! I surrendered myself to God when I got truly tired.?I was in fear of losing my life. I went to Him in prayer and I begged for mercy and He saved my life. It took a while for me to get to that particular point to say that?I was too tired to go on, but I let myself and my own understanding go, and I just leaned on Him, (it was NOT easy),?and I sincerely?asked Him to remove the negative people, places and things from me that were hindering me.. and somehow He did just that!! I prayed sincerely for those things and He heard me and He was there for me. If it were not for that faith (even if it?was?a mustard seed back then!))?I do not think I'd be here anymore...Have?a made up mind of?YOUR own, know?YOUR own strengths,?and have?faith in God and you can achieve all things!!

This Story of Hope was created in celebration of recovery and to let families know that there are pathways to hope and healing. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who are struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page so that families know where to turn to for help, and that there is always hope.

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