Whether you’ve arrived here from my Facebook page Christians in Benzo Recovery or just wandered in off of the street, I’m glad you’re here.
Please read About This Blog at the top so that you don’t get confused as to the purpose of these pages. God has taught me a lot through repeated experiences with benzo withdrawal over several years. One thing that I know for certain is that God designed the brain to react very specifically to positive and negative thoughts.
So if you’ve come looking to see if my story is scarier than yours, you’re in the wrong place. If you’ve come looking for tapering advice or wondering if you should take another medicine or see a new doctor, again you are in the wrong place.
This blog is all about the hope that we have through Jesus Christ. And that focus can help change your brain as you heal. That’s what God designed it to do.
Just so you know, I talk a lot about suffering, but I don’t do so in a way that is meant to be discouraging. In fact, it’s supposed to encourage you. I want you to know that God is ALWAYS loving, ALWAYS working and ALWAYS providing for you. He wants you to be, what my friend Dave calls, “a trophy of God’s grace”.
God wants to show off through you just like He did in Job’s life. In Joseph’s life. In David’s life. In Mary’s life. In Ruth’s life. In Jesus’ life. His power can be made absolutely perfect in your weakness as the world sees you struggle–and yet sees how God works in you, through you and around you for your good and His glory.
Yeah it sucks. I’d rather be on vacation at the beach. I’d rather not have to deal with the symptoms I deal with every day. But He has shown me that regardless, it is always possible to be present in His presence. If you can stay there, if you can “abide”, you will find that He can get you through anything. The fact that you’re reading this is proof.
So stay with me. You’re going to make it. There is always hope.