Noah realized he had been running from God. Yet, through it all, Jesus’ unwavering love remained constant.
Never feeling like he belonged, Noah ran from his painful past. In the fifteen years since his mom kicked him out at age 18, he moved from state to state, never really settling down in any one place for long. He was seeking something he just couldn’t find, but he was also escaping. Escaping the trauma and abuse he had experienced as a child. Noah turned to alcohol, marijuana, and meth. He quickly became addicted. He felt like he was losing control and couldn’t get a grip on his life. He attempted suicide. But his family stepped in and encouraged him to seek treatment, but nothing seemed to help.
Noah knew God had a plan for him because he heard His voice throughout his life but was unsure how to change until one day, while in Tucson, celebrating his grandfather's birthday, his family suggested he check out Gospel Rescue Mission. He was scared at first but decided to go anyway. After a short time, he found the help he had been looking for.
Noah says, "I was running away from God."
Jeremiah 29:11 is one of Noah's favorite Bible verses "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
With all the help and support he’s received at Gospel Rescue Mission, Noah was able to successfully complete the Recovery Program. And he has been clean and sober for over a year!
More importantly, Noah re-dedicated his life to Jesus and wants to help others find God and let them know He is amazing – He is the God that transforms!
, we thank God for not giving up on Noah.