The following testimony was submitted to me by Susie Baier, who struggled with drug addiction for many years until she surrendered to God’s will and received deliverance. Her story is a testament of God’s grace and mercy available to all who seek Him.
By Susie Baier
I totally wasted everything that was important to me by using the drug meth. I wasted money, wasted precious years of my life, wasted relationships with my family, wasted my education all in exchange for getting high as much as possible. 5 years into my addiction I was totally wasted, hopelessly depressed and alone. I did not even know who I was anymore. Physically, I had become a walking skeleton. However, I was…
…totally willing to try anything to help me achieve sobriety. I often said things like “How can I fix this?” – “I have to get control over this addiction.” I tried rehab, support groups, counseling, and even tried my own will power, but none of those things worked for me. Every attempt to maintain sobriety ended in another relapse. Hopelessness consumed me. Until one day, a friend of mine helped me to realize that sometimes God is…
…totally waiting on us to stop trying to fix ourselves. I learned that there is nothing we can do completely on our own. Suddenly, that saying from rehab “Let Go; Let God” clicked in my mind. We need God, and I needed to “let go” of trying to fix my addiction on my own and “let God” do it for me. That day I cried out to God. I asked Him to forgive me and to change my life. And then…
…a totally wonderful transformation took place in my life! Within a few weeks I met an amazing man whom is now my loving husband. Within 2 months I was completely clean and I have been ever since. God has blessed my husband and me financially and allowed me to complete my GED, my AA degree, and I expect to receive my BA in fall 2011. My husband and I have been blessed with 2 beautiful daughters. I also have been blessed with 2 beautiful step-daughters, and a beautiful home. God has also restored all of my broken relationships within my family, and he has blessed me with countless new relationships.
If you are feeling totally wasted, why not do what I did?
1.) Stop trying to overcome addiction on your own
2.) “Let go; Let God” and ask Him to transform your life
3.) Share with someone else all the wonderful blessings God gives to you!
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