Feb 12: When God Has Been There for You

When God Has Been There for You

Ladies of GROW, this is such a wonderful time for me, I am staying at the home of my online sponsor and she and her husband are spoiling me rotten! We are having great chats about AA and life is so totally different than it was 15 years ago. The Promises have all come true for this alcoholic, how blessed I am. Next Saturday, God willing, I will celebrate 15 years sobriety and that is a gift and a miracle that my gratitude knows no bounds for.

When I think back on my drinking years there were so many times that God was there for me and of course I did not realize it at the time.

One incident comes quickly to mind, I had prepared a meal of Corned Beef and Cabbage, put it on the stove to cook, had another drink and passed out. My husband came home for his supper and saw smoke billowing out the window, the meal had burned dry, the pot had melted down to a single piece of metal on the burner but … the kitchen and the house and me had not burned. God had to have been there, how the whole house had not burned was a miracle. I still have that piece of metal and it reminds me of one of the many times God was there for me.

There is a poem by Mary Stephens called “Footprints in the Sand” I unsuccessfully tried to copy it here (I’m using an unfamiliar email program while away!!) but I’m sure you have all read this beautiful poem.When there was just one set of prints in the sand was when God was carrying us.

My daughter-in-law did a needlepoint of this poem and gave it to me my first sober Christmas, a very treasured gift.

I’d love to see you shares on your times when God was there for you. Thank you for allowing me to chair this week.