Hallelujah! God is good!
We will never know the mystery of God and why. One day perhaps, when standing before his throne we could ask.
Friday night's meeting was beauty personified. A real experience in the Holy Spirit.
We admit we are powerless over our addictive and compulsive behaviors and that our lives are unmanageble.
That is the first step.
But, are we truly powerless? Yes, without Christ we truly are. But with we aren't. "If God is for us who can be against us?"
One of our members has been out. Out using, drinking, whatever. We have all been praying for his safe return. Friday night he returned. I know what your thinking, how long will it last and is it real? All I can say is that in our men's small group he was well and truly broken and convicted by the Holy Spirit. This is not a man who crys in front of others. There was electricity in the air.
We were blessed to be there. There wasn't one of us who hadn't experienced brokenness on that level. It was a beautiful thing to see. Will he stay sober? I hope. But for now he is where he should be. Powerless and trusting God.
We are all powerless and that's ok if, we are saved by Grace in Christ Jesus.
Likewise the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for us according to the will of God.
Rejoice for the joy of the Lord is going to be our strength!