Our guest speaker tonight was Pastor Jackie Lawrence joined by her husband, Latham. They recently moved to Huntsville from Southern California.
Jackie shared her personal testimony of how she struggled with substance abuse and an alcoholic husband who is now deceased.
Upon entering college she started smoking marijuana, got married, had children and her life spiraled down hill. After years of marijuana use, a failed marriage, the loss of a professional job and her home, she hit rock bottom. In her struggles, she was drawn back to God’s Word where she received comfort and power. Her relationship with God increased and He showed her the plan and purpose for her life.
We listened to the song, “I’ve Got Confidence” …..God’s going to see me through, no matter what the case may be, I know He’s going to fix it for me … by gospel singer, songwriter Andrae’ Crouch.
Jackie read Jeremiah 29:11 which contains a precious promise held dear by Christians the world over. … In this verse, Jeremiah affirms that God is in control, and moreover, He has good things in store: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
The men were inspired by Jackie’s brutal honesty and believe they too can overcome and be successful