In honor of the many times in my own life and in the life of those mentioned below, that God has shown up in the middle of a crisis and shown his love and mercy, this is for Him:
When the cupboard seems totally bare, he's there.
When all is falling apart and we need help, he's aware.
When the funds are out, broke and hopeless, he'll share.
When we have lost a love or loved one, he'll show his care.
When I was down and out, lost in my addiction, he was there.
When Don lost Charlotte, he surrounded him with love from everywhere.
When Camille was hurt, lost and alone, he answered her prayer.
When Willie Mae's life looked upside down, he sent angel pair.
When Russell's health knocked him down, He gave him a repair.
When Qadir and Danny were in foul ground, He made them fair.
When Colin needed a job, and good health, yes, he was even there.
When Rob and Tosha needed a family, God's love was everywhere.
When Angie and Tabatha needed Him, he saw the despair.
When the darkness was worst, His light provided a powerful glare.
When all seems lost, and all we can do is wonder and stare.
When we don't think he understands, he does, because he's always there!
And, I hope in this coming week if you feel like he hasn't answered your prayers, shown up in your life crisis or you just feel disconnected, you will find him, you will understand why he may not have changed your immediate situation, or you may just see that he has already provided an answer that you have overlooked.
It is in that exact moment of imminent crisis that He calms the storm, casts out demon of addiction, and lifts us up on the wings of eagles to soar through it with His amazing grace and mercy. Remember the words Chris shared in class, or if you have heard it before..........
It's Friday, but Sunday's coming!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.