Being an alcoholic’s wife is draining and most of the time depressing. I feel as if I live in constant confusion and uncertainty. I don’t feel secure about my marriage, health, finances or anything that is affected by alcohol – which is pretty much everything!
But I do see blessings and God’s work in all of it! Surprisingly! And these need to be honed in on and celebrated!
- The sermon note wrapped around the bottle in JD’s briefcase. Devine intervention!
- One of the members during JD’s meeting time with our pastor (there’s a group of 5 who meet together weekly) is an Elder of our church – who’s a recovering alcoholic of 20 years! Now what other support can one ask for?
- One of JD’s business partners is a recovering alcoholic. Sober only about 6 months now. But a year before that. He did end up getting a DUI about 6 months ago. And before that, he lost his fiance due to drinking. That’s what prompted him to go to AA the first time. Another source of support.
- One of the worker’s at our business is: from our church, a very good friend, and a recovering alcoholic – support – support – support!!!
- Christian individuals who are consistently put in JD’s path. He met 2 couples this past weekend while out-of-town. Each met at different times at the trade show and all ended up in the same restaurant right next to each other.
It is because of God’s intervention that I still hold on so tight – through prayer! I know that I CANNOT do this on my own. And I know that I have been called to stand firm and strong in this battle.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
A battle that I don’t feel like fighting much of the time, and a battle that I feel as if I keep losing. But fear not – a victory is what Jesus is all about!