Glenn had suffered more than one loss in his life. Losing his wife several years ago was the most painful blow he had been through. Losing her to cancer was more than he could bare. That’s when the downward spiral into drug addiction began for him.
Someone he thought was his friend introduced him to crack cocaine. At first he found that it seemed to overcome his grief and give him the energy he needed to get through the day. But he soon found that he needed more and more cocaine to reach the high he needed. Before long, the drug had overtaken his life and he began to lose control. He began spending huge sums of money to try and stay high for the day and then for as many days in a row as possible. He then found himself hanging out with a bad crowd and a nightmare life he would never have imagined for himself.
Then the day came when he had finally reached rock bottom and knew that he needed help. He went to detox, hoping that he would be able to get into the UGM men’s recovery program. He was able to do so and he began to surrender his life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
He quickly found out that surrendering your life to Christ was the opposite of surrendering your life to drugs. Instead of walking down the path of destruction, he found himself walking down the path of life that only Jesus can provide. Today he is following the teachings of Christ and the leading of the Holy Spirit, drawing him deeper into relationship with the Lord. He now knows what the psalmist was talking about when he wrote in Psalm 16:11, “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy.”