“I was in prison in 1989, reading my Bible. I’d just shot a man, and had 30 years for attempted murder. They suspended everything but 5 years… So I was there in chapel, reading the Bible. I read Jeremiah 29:11, and it just struck me so strong: “I know the plans I have for you. And this ain’t it, son.”
“I was on fire for God when I got outta jail, but then I drifted back. I started drinking again. Before that, I would look at so-called bums, thinking ‘How can they live like that?!?’ Well, God humbled me…”
Doug, 189 days clean & sober, laughs a lot more these days.
“Just sit still and keep doin’ what you doin’, ‘cause God’s got it.
“I think God knows the plans He has for me, and He’s workin’ them out. This time I came back crawling, crying out for help, surrendered. This is Your life now, God, and I don’t care what it is, if You want me to mop the floors for the rest of my life, then I’ll do it. Happily!”