"I had hurt a lot of people."
David was coming to terms with the pain he had inflicted on his family. After his divorce, he regretted not being a godly husband, not being a godly father to his kids.
"When your heart becomes full of sorrow, pain and regrets, you feel like drinking makes it go away for a while. It never really goes away.”
David knew he needed help, but didn’t know where to find it. A group of his friends rallied around him. They found a ministry called John 3:16. It was a spiritual boot camp for men struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. This was a big step for him, but he was out of options.
I knew if I didn’t turn to God and get to a place where I could get to the outside world,
"I’m not sure I would have made it."
The camp provided a chance for David to get alone with God, but also to be surrounded by a community. He began to walk through a process of dealing with his addiction. He experienced emotional healing from God. He started praying for this ex-wife, his kids and for the guys around him.
Joy began to return to his life. His focus was less on himself and more on the people around him and on God. The road ahead wasn’t easy, but there was finally hope. And he was no longer alone.
"God took away my heartache and pain.”