I'm sure you've seen the latest on Ted Williams. He's been on Dr. Phil having a really tough go of it and now he's headed to rehab. Seems he might not have conquered the demons of his addictions after all. I also notice that his family has little faith in him. I don't think they really believe he'll make it. They are waiting, expecting another failure. In many ways, it seems that they've given up on him.
So, as I often say, what does this have to do with you? It's this: If you are in a place in your life, where you've had it and lost it all...and now you're trying to put the pieces back together...like Ted Williams....know this. Even if your family has given up....GOD HASN'T! He knows your going to stumble and fall. He knows you're not perfect. That's why He sent His perfect son to die for you. So, be encouraged today. It doesn't matter what the people around yoiu may say. It doesn't matter what the headlines would report about your progress. What matters is God's Amazing Grace. He loves us even in the pitiful state we're in.
I know that somebody out there reading this is in this very place I speak of. Your family has written you off. You've failed many times before and they say, "Why should this time be any different?"
BUT GOD says....Trust Me. Lean not on your own understanding, acknowledge me, I'll direct your path. He's ready to give you that second chance...against all odds. Don't be afraid to take that first step back toward Him.
Pray for Ted Williams. Pray he'll grow in his relationship with Christ and pray that he will overcome. I"ll do the same for you!