George came to Union Gospel Mission in September, after struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for years. His addictions combined with other troubles from his past led him to a life of crime and incarceration. Last September, George knew he could no longer live the destructive life he was living and decided to give the men’s addiction recovery program at UGM a chance. In doing so, he found a recovery program that is Christ-centered, where the focus is not just on the mind and the body but on the wounds of the soul that can only be healed by the Creator of our souls, Jesus.
George has been humbled by the years of giving in to his sinful nature and turning himself over to the addictions and dysfunction he struggled with for most of his life. This humbling process allowed him to see the truth behind James 4:6, where it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” George realized that he was not going to get recovery on his own or with just human help. He needed to have his heart changed by the one true Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
George is now in phase two of the three phase recovery program at UGM. The love and forgiveness he has found in Christ has made all the difference for him, when it comes to his past and what Christ has in store for him in the future. Praise God for the grace that comes through His humbling hands!