Let us not give up meeting together. Hebrews 10:25
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The Psalm of the Addict
King Heroin is my shepherd, I shall always want. He maketh me lie down in the gutters. He leadeth me beside the troubled waters. He destroyeth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of wickedness for the effort’s sake. Yes, I shall walk through the valley of poverty and will fear all evil for thou, Heroin, art with me. Thy needle and capsule try to comfort me. Thou strippest the table of groceries in the presence of my family. Thou robbest my head of reason. My cup of sorrow runneth over. Surely heroin addiction shall stalk me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the House of the Dammed forever.
This typewritten psalm was found by a Long Beach police officer in a telephone booth. On the back of the card was handwritten this postscript:
“Truly this is my psalm. I am a young woman, 20 years of age, and for the past year and one half I have been wandering down the nightmare of the junkie. I want to quit taking dope and I try but I can’t. Jail didn’t cure me. Nor did hospitalization help me for long. The doctor told my family it would have been better and indeed kinder if the person who first got me hooked on dope had taken a gun and blown my brains out. And I wish to God she had. My God how I do wish it.”
If you want what we have and are willing to go to any lengths to get it, then you are ready to take certain steps.
1.We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction; that our lives had become unmanageable. 2.Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves, could restore us to sanity. 3.Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Remember, God could and would if He were sought
Fall is upon us and we are reminded that there is a season for everything. Join us on Friday nights at Crossing Church as we meet for worship, fellowsip, and a meeting.
Looking for a Christ centered 12 step meeting on Sunday evenings? Come and join other believers at Escondido Christian Center for Celebrate Recovery
from 5:30-7:30PM. Worship, fellowship, recovery.
Thanks to Chris for sharing his journey with us last month. You won't want to miss birthday night this month as we celebrate birthdays, worship, and share food together at the potluck.