“My name is Rob Kelly, I am an alcoholic and addict!
Today January 10th 2014 I celebrate 2 years clean and sober, this is the longest I have been clean and sober since I was 12 years old, & I am 51.”
For me the journey into darkness began after being physically and sexually abused.
I sought to fill the hole inside me with alcohol, drugs, sex, a successful career as a teacher, coach, and contractor, my marriage, as a parent, and an active Church member.
Gradually I lost them all and I put a hand gun in my mouth and pulled the trigger… the firing pin dropped and hit the primer… nothing happened…
I didn’t realize it but God had a plan for me.
The pain and darkness, the desperation, the self loathing spiraled out of control.
in total surrender I cried out to God!!!
Help me, I cant live like this anymore, I want whats real!
If you are real you have to show me!!!
From that earnest plea, that small act of faith, God did respond in a way that changed my life.
Today I have a peace and serenity in my life that comes by the grace of God, Jesus His only Son is my Lord and Savior and I have been redeemed through the salvation he supplies.
There is hope in him, please know this.
This is a very abbreviated version of my story.
If I can share my story anywhere or help you or a loved one struggling in darkness please let me know.
Remember my God always responds to faith. I am given a daily reprieve based solely on the maintenance of my relationship with the God that created the universe and breathes stars into being!!!!
Thank you for letting me share.
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