I was asked this question: Why do you help addicts? My day had been really difficult on the day that question was asked and my answer I share at the end of the blog.
On that particular day, I had talked with two desperate parents that wanted someone to help their adult child escape death caused by years of substance abuse. Without exception, these parents had done everything they knew to help their child. They had spent thousands of dollars to save their child from this killer. But no amount of dollars helped.
Questions: Why us? Why our child? Why is God allowing this to happen? Why did this bad thing happen to our family? We are good people.
The Answer: My wife and I had to ask the same questions. And the answers are not easy to take. The answers are found in 2 Corinthians Chapter 1. “Blessed be the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts and encourages us in every trouble so that we will be able to comfort and encourage those who are in any kind of trouble, with the comfort which we ourselves are comforted by God.” And I like the last part of this Biblical answer: “And our hope for you is firmly grounded since we know that just as you share as partners in our sufferings, so also you share as partners in our comfort.”
Want to join us? You will never know what impact you could have on someone’s life unless you step out of your own suffering to help someone with their suffering.