You can ask my wife, I have a tendency to wake up in the middle of the night, go out to the kitchen, to grab a snack. Why?? I don’t know. My stomach grumbles and I just want some kind of sweet, and then I go back to bed. Problem is… I refuse to turn on the light so I can see to find what I’m looking for easily and quickly. Once in a while, I’ll make just enough noise to wake her up, and if mama’s not happy, well, you know the rest.
But what happens when you’re stuck in addiction? Everything is kept in the dark; what you’re doing, where you go, the money you spend, who you’re with, and why you’re late getting home from work. The lies you tell seem to be the truth and you just don’t know which way is up or down. Matthew 5:14-16 says: “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven”. Once all your sins are out in the open, it feels like a thousand-pound weight has been lifted off your back. Is everything going to be perfect once you do this? Most likely NO, but you can now mend those fences that have been broken and start living the life God has planned for us. John 8:36 says: “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
When we can speak the truth about our lives and be open and honest about the things we have done, we can form a closer and more meaningful relationship with our heavenly Father. Jesus set the perfect example of how we should live. John 13:15 says: “I have set you an example the you should do as I have done for you.” I pray that my days of stumbling in the dark will never see the light of day again!
Written by Robert Breault: Robert is a full-time staff member serving anyone who’s hungry in the Food Service Department. He is married to Shirley Holmes-Breault who volunteers at the Colony of Mercy at the intake office. Robert and Shirley love the beach, Schroon Lake and their 3 Children and 2 Grandchildren.