Drug addiction surely ruins lives. We’ve seen it in a big way at The Bridge to Hope this past week. We had one mother who after two positive UA tests confessed she had used. Her team and B2H stepped in to help her to enter into a treatment facility. She shared her remorse, but that night she used again and included another B2H mother.
We ask why? Why would a mother throw away her future for an illusion of euphoria ingested into her body? Why involve another mother with three young children dragging them down this destructive path?
Addiction: Addition is a crafty tool of the devil to lie, steal, destroy and enslave.
Our hearts are broken; join us in prayer that the Lord would somehow use all of this to glorify Himself. It’s hard to see how, but nothing happens by accident. Both mothers have been exposed to God’s love and grace. Let’s pray that it will someday become real to them.
This has surely challenged us emotionally at B2H, both staff and volunteers, but we must realize that everything doesn’t happen the way we wish or hope for. The evil of drug addiction turns things the wrong way.
Sallie, our case worker, received an email from a team member, which we hope will bring comfort to all those who involved in The Bridge to Hope. Each of you who volunteer or mentor a B2H family, share as Christ calls:
vigilant to discern, diligent to prove, sensitive to new info, sacrificial in following up, wise and firm but merciful in judgement, righteous and consistent in follow-through. Yes, it feels to us like a death, a betrayal, a weight – this is life after the fall. Sorrow and tears and failure are only wiped away after Jesus’ appearing. We don’t win every battle, but the result of the war is already certain. God can bring good out of bad, and we have to believe our prayers will help work this out. He is always teaching us.
The choices of our mothers are often profoundly sad and discouraging, but together we trust God to make something beautiful from the ashes.
Pray for these two moms. Let us also begin praying for our next mom as the Lord prepares her steps to join our ministry. We also pray our hearts will be open and ready to receive her.
We are grateful to each of you for your prayers that bind us, and allow us to move forward without fear and trepidation, but to boldly share the hope that is found in Christ with mothers, trusting the outcome to Him.