A new faith

Glenn Merrilees By Glenn Merrilees, 8th Nov 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A story of how i was struggling with alcohol and found my faith again.

spiritual poetry

I want to tell my story
and pray that you will see
the alcohol, my nemesis
when Jesus rescued me.

I had suffered with depression
and was drinking way too much
a full time alcoholic
the drink was just a crutch.

I was standing at the cliffs edge
i then dropped to my knees
i cannot do this on my own
so help me father please.

I can vow that prayer works
a smile back on my face
as Jesus listened to my prayers
and good things fell in place.

I went in for a detox
that lasted seven days
but Jesus stood beside me
and helped me change my ways.

My father lover the difference
myself, my wife, my kids,
as i walk the straight and narrow
no longer on the skids.

It's only been three months now
but somehow i feel safe
when temptation comes round calling
i fight it with my faith.


Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholic, Alcoholism, Faith, Faith In God, Faith In Times Of Difficulty, Faith Trust Enlightened Interpersonal Relationshi

Meet the author

author avatar Glenn Merrilees
I'm a 48 year old scotsman and a mental health awareness activist. I'm also a multi- award winning multi- published (NOT self published) poet. i have read my work at conferences all over Scotland,

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