Resident Reflection:Shelby

Dear Lord,
     I am so very thankful for you. I am thankful that you pulled me out of my own selfish habits to bring me here. Sometimes I imagine you sitting next to me as I take one more hit, or one more drink, or just one more pill. I can imagine you trying to push it away from me, but I just ignore you. I can only imagine what you were doing the night I took so many pills and smoked so much and drank so much that I couldn’t even stay awake. Honestly thinking back, you were the only reason I survived! Through all the decisions I made you were sitting beside me praying I would make the right ones. When I made bad decisions it was as if I was telling you that you weren’t enough and you never would be. But no matter how many times I fell back or said I hated you, you were always there. You were faithful to me even when I didn’t want your love. You brought me out of the darkness. You gave me hope for a better life for me and my daughter. I’m so thankful for all you have done for me and putting people in my path to help me make good decisions. Thank you so much!

I love you greatly,
Your daughter  (forever),

Jocelyn Wallace
Jocelyn was the executive director of the Vision of Hope residential treatment center ( on the campus of Faith Ministries until 2013. Her experience in the biblical counseling field goes back to 2002, and includes work in parachurch organizations and Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries.