Your point on returning to the promises in God's word is so important. I am grateful that like Paul's son in the faith, Timothy, I was taught to love the scriptures from a young age. That knowledge has followed me and helped me for many years since. We live in a time when pity is mistaken for compassion. Lately I have been touched by the compassion of Christ towards the many I know who struggle with addictions and serious weaknesses in their character.
His compassion motivates me not to affirm the failures of humanity but to shine the light on the victory that has been won for them in Christ. He came into the world not to condemn it but that the world through Him might be saved! I desire not to condemn anyone, but to truly help them somehow. I want them to know the Good News that God not only forgives them but will deliver them even in their present circumstances. But sometimes I don't even know where to start.0 0 0 0 0 0 0