I’m in recovery for grief, bitterness, anger and depression.
I came to Celebrate Recovery in 2010 after the loss of my mother. I was mourning her passing and had much bitterness and anger towards her and my siblings due to my mother enabling my siblings, and them taking advantage of her. As the oldest child I was expected to be quiet about it, just leave it alone and take care of everything from the bills to my siblings’ children, even though I had a family of my own.
Matthew 5:4 says “Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” How could I be happy by mourning? I never truly understood the meaning of this scripture until I became part of Celebrate Recovery and started working the recovery process. It was comforting to know that others were dealing with similar issues and I was not alone or being judged. When I worked the steps, I came to understand the reasons why I was depressed and had so much anger and bitterness. I learned to let it go and give it to God. That is where “For they shall be comforted” helped me. I mourned my losses and turned my anger and bitterness over to God and He helped me let them go and receive His comfort. Even though I am still mourning the losses, I am much happier than I have been in a long time. I truly do have a new peace about me and it is all due to Celebrate Recovery.