On March 26, 1913, in Columbus, Ohio, a man was spotted running through town. It was later discovered that he was running because he was late for an appointment.
But out of curiosity, a young boy saw him, then ran behind him, to see where he was going. Then others joined in. As a joke, one of them yelled over to onlookers, “The dam broke!”
Chaos ensued. Hundreds of citizens joined the run, fearing for their lives from the flood that would come from the dam that broke.
The fact was there was no dam to break. The story was carried in the local paper, the Columbus Citizen, the next day.
Fear can be a terrible thing, and most of our fears never actually come to pass. It’s far better to walk by faith, and to live in the truth.
Recovery Step: “Do not spread false reports” (Exodus 23:1). And learn to walk in faith.
Author: Mark Denison
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.