Light from Darkness

Living my life in the darkness
Lying awake, trembling, shaking, wondering why
Ripping off, stealing, robbing, beating
If it goes on like this I’ll surely die

So on my knees, “God please help me,
Forgive me, save me, show me what’s right
Wondering, praying, asking – knowing
God would let me see the light

Thank-you for coming straight from heaven
Praise You, worship You, exalt You on high
Jesus, cross, death, resurrection
Then on a cloud up to the sky

Living my life in Your Brightness
Sleeping peacefully, knowing why
Loving, caring, forgiving, serving
For in my Savior I cannot die

© Stuart Patterson 1998

This blog is part of a wider collection to show the journey that would eventually lead me to the cross of Jesus Christ, my personal redemption, and my journey of faith afterwards. If you would like to know more of my story, please click on my “About” page and take it from there.

Alternatively, you can visit the Media Links page and see a short visit done by BBC Radio Scotland for an interview I did there.

If you or someone you love, needs help with the Christian response to addiction, or if you would just like to know more or need hope, please click on one of the following:

The Haven
Teen Challenge Strathclyde
Teen Challenge UK
Teen Challenge Global
Street Connect
Bethany Christian Trust
Cornerstone Assemblies of God, Maryland
Broken Chains Ayr
Easterhouse Community Church
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