Amazing Story of the Month – by Mary Beth

I just wanted to let you know how getting back in touch with God has taken me to a new level of happiness and fulfillment that I never thought was possible.

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I grew up in the church and had a pretty good Christian upbringing. I am not sure why it changed, but in my adulthood I began to drift away from my faith and began trying to find other things to make me happy. There came a point where nothing seemed to be working in my life and I began drinking and no matter what the consequences were, I just couldn’t stop. It was an strange obsession of self destructive behavior that was so humanly unnatural.

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I finally reached the point where I had to choose life or death. After many years and attempts to try to change on my own, I finally had to ask God for help. I got down on my knees and prayed like I had never prayed before. I asked him to put people in my life that would help me find my way back. I walked back into church and cried. I joined support groups with other alcoholics and I have had a spiritual experience like nothing I can put into words. What I didn’t realize is I had a God shaped hole in my soul. No amount of money, material things, or alcohol could fill. Only conscience contact with God on a daily basis is the answer. No human power could relieve me of alcoholism.

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I hope that maybe this helps at least one person see that there is an amazing way that God wants us to live our lives. He wants us to be happy and healthy and live our lives following him. There is one thing I know is God is doing for me what I could not do for myself.

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And by the Grace of God, I will have one year sober on October 4!

~ M.B.R., Loyal Listener