God is Omnipotent
I began to walk with the Lord five years ago at the age of 42. Some may consider me a “late bloomer”. I was raised in a loving, Roman Catholic family and my late mother and grandfather are my “faith heroes”. I admired their piety as a young child, and I was curious about the Catholic faith. But, soon enough, worldly distractions and eventually pain and addiction beat those curiosities to a pulp.
In active addiction to drugs and alcohol, I put myself in situations where I should not have survived, yet here I sit – alive and in love with Jesus. That is God’s omnipotence. That is God’s strong and loving hand repeatedly pulling me out of the fire and saving my life. There is no other explanation. I wasn’t calling Him but, He was there. He was there for me every single moment of my life. His purpose for me on earth is not as a drunk or a drug addict but, as an evangelizer. He calls me to share my story. He calls me to give witness to the strength of His healing and I will
spend the rest of my life doing just that.
The adage, “If only I knew then what I know now” runs through my thoughts on occasion.
However, in that same moment, I know that everything I have been through was God’s will for me at that time. After much pain and suffering under the reign of King Alcohol, our loving Savior and Bridegroom gently and lovingly freed me from my chains to enjoy my life and share my experience. That is God’s omnipotence. I wouldn’t change anything from my painful past for fear that the relationship I have with our Savior would in some way differ and that would be heartbreaking.
God is good every minute of every day.
(source: FaithLife Blog (www.faithlife.com))
Copyright 2021, Heather Elizabeth Ondik