Keep your eyes open
We pray to God for the recovery of our addicted children. We pray hard and often. Yet their drug usage continues. Chaos and the tears punctuate each of our days.
Stop a minute and think! Did God bring someone to your life that has been walking the road of recovery? Does God work through other people? Perhaps? Mine does. Did you pay attention to that person/ “messenger”?
When I needed education he pointed me at people who provided education. I listened to them and learned much. When my son needed a connection to get to a particular halfway house, the person who could get him in appeared in a totally unrelated part of my life. It is God’s subtleties that are the answers to our prayers.
In all likelihood God is probably not going to descend from a cloud and flip the switch on your child’s addiction. In my life I have found his answers to be far subtler. It is important to pray, but please remain cognizant that God might answer those prayers with a prison cell, or an overdose that could be your child’s “bottom”. Accept his answer! He can lift the chaos and tears, but it will be done His way, not ours.
I am far wiser than to begin to think I could figure out God’s plan. I just try to keep my eyes open and remember that…
God works in mysterious ways!
Categorised as: Coping Skills