We bless the Lord for being our healer, deliverer, and redeemer. We thank God that he hears the cries of his people. We thank God that even when we don’t want to be kept, he keeps us. Our God is an AWESOME God.
I could share many testimonies but I want to share a particular one with you all. It’s about being delivered from alcohol addiction. I’ll start from the beginning. My father had suffered from the same alcohol addiction. As a child, I saw many things in him that I didn’t like and I knew they were the effects of the alcohol. I vowed at that time never to drink in my life.
All that had changed at the age of 21. At that time in my life, I was really void of any emotions or feelings. I had no feelings about anything. One day, a friend asked me to try a drink. It was some kind of fruity mix. I did and I enjoyed it because all of a sudden, I could feel again. This took me on a downward spiral. I went from fruity drinks to drinking right from the bottle. It progressed until I was drinking a 5th of liquor before I went out and then I would drink even more. It became my comforter and allowed me to feel again.
Fast forward to 2016. During the beginning of the year, I had started going back to church after being away for almost 20 years. I had not fully given my life back to Christ and I was still comfortable with the lifestyle I was living so I had avoided going back to my home church. But I heard there was a revival happening there. I felt the Lord tell me I needed to go. I was like okay and then I changed my mind but didn’t tell anybody. Then I got a text from my grandmother saying that my sister needed a ride. So I said I guess I’ll go. I should add that this service was on a Friday night at a time that I would normally be out partying. When I got home, all of a sudden I got sick. In that instance, I knew that the enemy wanted me to stay home. I said OH NO. I am most definitely going! I went to the service and it was life-changing. When I got back home, I had a 5th of Jack Daniels Honey waiting. I saw it and realized that I no longer had a taste for it. So I poured it down the toilet and I haven’t had a drink since! I felt completely alive and didn’t need the aid of any foreign substance in my body because I was filled with the Holy Spirit. My life hasn’t been the same since. I’ll tell of more of that later.
Saints, we need you to know that our God is a deliverer. God will deliver us from generational curses. Deliverance takes place once a person makes a choice. Will you reject or accept God when he calls? God is knocking at the door to your heart. Do not shut him out. Open your heart to God and allow Him to heal you of every burden, conflict, past hurts, pains, and abuse. Psalm 147:3 states that God heals the brokenhearted and binds their wounds. Jerimiah 30:17 states that God will restore your health and heal your wounds.
Let God Heal and Restore You!