Meet Isaac: Your Donations At Work

When times get tough, it’s easy to lose hope and look to quick fix remedies like junk food, impulse purchases, and emotional outbursts. For some, drugs and alcohol are a quick source of comfort, but these short-term solutions can drive a struggling individual into further depression and despair.

At times like this, we need to lean on somebody rather than something.

When it comes to the men and women residing at The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC), the story is often this simple. Having lost their ability to cope with their problems or to provide for themselves, they look to The Salvation Army’s ARC for social, spiritual and emotional treatment that offers them a second chance and a brighter future.

A resident recovering from substance abuse at The Salvation Army’s ARC in Atlanta, GA, Isaac’s favorite Bible verse comes from Proverbs:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Prov. 3:5-6)

Throughout the ARC’s six-month program, this verse has been Isaac’s compass, leading him from a past of weakness and substance dependency to realizing a hopeful future thanks to a newfound faith and trust in God’s purpose for his life.

We are all given second chances each day by God’s grace and forgiveness. And “second chances” is the business of The Salvation Army ARC’s, helping individuals turn fear, dependency and weakness into faith, conviction, and strength.

“I trust in the Lord,” said Isaac, “He knows what’s best for me.”

Watch Isaac’s testimony below courtesy of The Salvation Army Southern Territory‘s Communications Bureau.

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