Have you ever wanted to fix something so bad – but it’s out of your control? Have you ever looked in from the outside and known a better way to do something – but no one will listen? Have you ever been through something – made it to the other side – and then had to sit back while a loved one makes the same mistake for themselves?
These are tight, hard places to be. And this is not me being close-minded – saying my way is best (although that was me at one point.) This is me saying “I’VE DONE THIS! DON’T DO WHAT I DID!! THERE’S A BETTER WAY!”
But still – I’m ignored.
It’s hard sometimes to not pick up this burden as my own. The Bible says to “Carry each others burdens.” But this is a burden I want to take off and run with so she can’t have it back! And I can’t. The only way for this burden to be removed is if it is laid down at the cross!
Jesus said to cast all your burdens on Him. Oh how I wish I could get this through to her.
But there I go again. It is not my job to get through to her. It is my job to plant little seeds of faith. It is my job to stay prayed up. It is my job to love her unconditionally and trust God completely that it’s His job to get through to her.
Addiction is a heavy burden to carry alone. Unfortunately – it deceives you into believing that you don’t need anyone’s help. Have I said how much I HATE this drug??
God is delivering my family from the bondage of addiction! It has no place in my life! And no place in my sister’s life! IN JESUS NAME! And it IS DONE! Please lift up prayers for Ashley. She needs our help in a major way right now. And I won’t forget the scripture I pulled the other day
“God is our refuge and strength. Our help in the time of trouble” (Ps 46:1.)