I was encouraged by Michiko’s bold, vulnerable, faithful writing. So I asked her to appear as a “guest writer” on my blog this week. Here is her revelation:
It’s easy to look at the world right now and think that maybe there is no God.
On a personal level, as I’ve watched my son descend into addiction, I’ve at times wondered what God was doing. Where was Jesus – when was he going to wake up and talk to him and bring him out of the hell he, and I were in?
Now that he’s going to NA regularly, I’ve started going with him.
Yesterday I was witness to the kind of love that I only see at Circle. One young woman freely admitted her brokenness. She was in full relapse, of food disorder, substance abuse disorder, and starting on the self-harm scale. She also said she was apathetic. She didn’t care.
One by one, the group acted as one. It was one huge encouragement through many voices — One saying “You’ve done great to be here.” Another saying, “Push through; you’ll be OK.” Another saying, “We love you and are here for you.”