A Wise Child Once Said

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My son knows I struggle with the bottle, at one time I had either had a drink or was talking about wanting a drink, this is what he found for me:

29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has strife? Who has complaints?
Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?

    30 Those who linger over wine,
who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.

    31 Do not gaze at wine when it is red,
when it sparkles in the cup,
when it goes down smoothly!

    32 In the end it bites like a snake
and poisons like a viper.

    33 Your eyes will see strange sights
and your mind imagine confusing things.

    34 You will be like one sleeping on the high seas,
lying on top of the rigging.

    35 “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt!
They beat me, but I don’t feel it!
When will I wake up
so I can find another drink?”

Proverbs 23:29-35

Why would anyone want to be like this? Yet, I was. No more, I have so so much to be thankful for and so many reasons not to drink. My God and my son keep me from it.

Blessings on your day!

 

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About Kristina

52 year old Christian lady, knitter, bible collector, crafter, little business owner, thrill seeker (only when shopping at thrift stores for tremendous bargains) my animals servant, a child of God, saved, redeemed and trying to be joyful in a fallen world.

2 responses »

  1. Wow. That’s a great way to illustrate perseverance!

    I’ve been recently connected to numerous people who have that same, or a very similar, addiction. I’ve struggled to communicate to them the death that comes from the mindset. I want them to see that the life we live in Christ offers us a life where we don’t have to hide from pain and suffering, but where we have healing and a peace that surpasses all understanding…

    But, as you know, it’s up to them to decide whether they choose life or they choose death. I pray God softens and pricks their hearts now and that they can find their peace in Him.

  2. I find that’s the toughest part for me, watching and waiting for people to decide to choose.
    i know where Life is and yet they just ‘don’t get it’ But always remembering that God is Sovereign and He has His time for them not mine, helps a little.
    krislinatin

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