New Life Recovery Program

Sep 4, 2014  |     |   General

I have the privilege of discipling the women in the New Life Recovery Program.  Many of the women are experiencing crisis beyond anything we can imagine.  For much of their lives, they have been on their own and had no one to process the horrific things that have happened in their lives and the emotions they have from it.  Now, walking through recovery, they have to face the choices they have made throughout their addiction and the repercussions of those choices, sober.   Their emotions are real and raw.  This can be extremely discouraging for them and they are completely vulnerable to attacks of the enemy.  But, as they begin to learn about, understand and eventually come to KNOW the God that LOVES them more then they can fathom, they begin to experience VICTORY!  
Once a month, I lead chapel and have some of the ladies share testimonies of what God is doing in their LIVES.  Its a powerful thing to see them declare God’s loving kindness and GRACE in their own lives — and giving Him the glory for it!  Last month, Sharon shared her testimony of how she had suffered from panic attacks and anxiety since she was 7 years old.  She has taken much medication just to cope.  Since being encouraged and challenged to take ALL things to the LORD in prayer, and to not be anxious for anything, she has experienced His Presence and POWER in those moments!  She has learned to press into God and has received the promise of His PEACE which surpasses all understanding, even in the midst of intense trial (Phil 4:6-7)!!  God is so good!!
Ps 34:8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!  Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

Tanya Franck