My first day at Charis began very rough. Despite the fact that this was my first time entering a treatment program, it was also a Bible based program. My first class was “Overcomers”. With no idea what that even meant I entered class with a heart full of resentment and rage. 20 minutes into my hour long class I broke; I began yelling and arguing with my teacher, my heart was broken and I was stressed. I felt so alone. I kept crying and sobbing not paying any attention to
what my teacher had been reading with the class.
31 days later I had a pull in my heart to go back to that class where my journey started ( I was now in the HEART program and this class is for the 30 day program). This time my heart was full of love, a lot more love. Within my first 30 days I had learned how to rebuild my relationship with God. Learning how to pray again and finding how to be me. Sitting back in the room where I was once broken, I was now able to focus that specific step that I once thought that I didn’t need. I thank Jesus for loving me and Charis Centre for all of the help they gave in guiding me back to my Church ways.
God can bring beauty out of ashes.
Isaiah 61:3 "to provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."