Wake Ben up as you have woken us up to his problem. O Lord, You sent Your son “to open the eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness” (Isaiah 42:7). I pray You will do so—release Ben from the powers that bind him and form his self-made prison. Release him from the bondages of his addiction and the power he allowed Satan to have in his life through drugs. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Lessons Learned: While this was a painful time, God did some needed surgery in my life. I went through a lot of questioning and repenting. The Lord helped me come to grips with some of my attitudes that were wrong. I should have let Holbrook have more control when Ben was younger. It was difficult for me because I didn’t trust my husband’s judgment on some things. It was challenging trying to determine the right course of action. My husband had a lot of issues and problems of his own. Perhaps I took too much of the upper hand and let Holbrook step out of the picture. All I can do now is repent and try to respect him more.