Psalm 88: 1-2 says, O Lord, the God of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in the night before you. Let my prayer come before you; Incline your ear to my cry.
As I read Psalm 88, it reminds me of myself in a low place in time when I was at the bottom. I was struggling with a crumbled marriage, addictions with drugs and alcohol and being a single father with two kids. Things seem to get worse by the day. I knew the truth of God's Word being raised up in church and in a Christian home but spent many years turning my back to it.
Psalm 88:18 says, you have removed lover and friend far from me; my acquaintances are in darkness.
In November of 2004, I literally felt God remove me out of the situation I was in and dropped me here in Dallas to live with my parents, who my children had already been living with for about 6 months. When I arrived I struggled internally with loneliness and being away from friends and going cold turkey on all my addictions. All I had left was prayer and knowing God had a plan and that He was in control. I rededicated my life to Him soon after moving to Dallas. It wasn't until the first Sunday I came to Faith Bible Church I realized just how many people had been praying for me for so many years. People I didn't know, my mother's friends. My mother and her friends witnessed what constant prayer can do in a person's life, their prayer changed my children's and my life.
God has heard my prayer. God has given me a wonderful Christian wife and four beautiful kids. I thank God for answering the prayers of my parents and friends and for the changed life I have today.