I love these words, from Louis Armstrong’s famous song, What a Wonderful World.
“I hear babies cry,
I watch them grow,
They’ll learn much more,
Than I’ll ever know.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.”
The psalmist wrote, “What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with wisdom at your side” (Psalm 104:24).
God has indeed created a wonderful world. But in order to fully enjoy the blessings of that world, we must walk with the One who made it. And that means choosing the right pathway every day.
Robert Frost wrote The Road Not Taken, in 1916. He spoke of the “road less taken.” For too many of us the road less taken is the road of sobriety. And until we find that road, we’ll never know what it is to live in a wonderful world.
Recovery Step: Get on the right road, the road of sobriety. Only then will you discover a wonderful world.
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.