Feb 26, 2016

Charles: A New Creation

I was lost, but now I’m found.
I was hopeless, but now I have hope.

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Hello my name is Charles.   I’m 30 years old.   When I was six months old I was adopted.  I have struggled with addiction for 16 years of my life.  I never really knew God loved me as I grew up in a dysfunctional family. Under the circumstances, I began lashing out.  I found it easier for me to disconnect from reality through drugs and alcohol.  I felt hopeless and lost.  I used up and turned away anyone who ever loved me.  So many times I tried to get back on track, but each time it only ended in failure.

Becky&Charles3However, through our failures, God brings us the greatest victories.  In July 2015 God blessed me with a Proverbs 31 wife.  While I was still struggling with my addictions, my new bride encouraged me to go to Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas.  Since entering Teen Challenge I have grown closer in my walk with the Lord.  The Lord is restoring my relationship with my biological family and is also teaching me how to be a godly man and husband to my wife.  I now understand what God’s unfailing love is all about.  Every day I wake up and give God all of the glory for what He has done and is still doing in my life