I’m putting my son in Your care

I’ve thought about my relationship with my Higher Power and my relationship with my son. Here’s what I think my Higher Power would say to me:


You want to hear from Me about letting your son go. You are not abandoning him, as much as it may feel like it. You are simply transferring his wellbeing from your care to Mine.

It was never My intention for you to direct, guide, and control his life. That is My role. Yours in the beginning was to love him, protect him, and teach him. You’ve done that. He was never yours to keep.

To have peace, you must let him go. Your stubborn self-will only gets in the way of the plans I have for him.

I know it is not your intention to interfere, but you are. You are not all-wise and all-powerful. You cannot remove his disease. You cannot love him to wellness. Only I can do that.

You must trust that I care for your son’s wellbeing. You must trust that I love him more than your humanly love. My thoughts, My ways, My plans are bigger than you can comprehend. Your lives are so short, yet you waste so much in worry and fear.

Yes, your son may cut his life short. That is not My intention, but it is his choice. He must trust Me also, and seek to have a relationship with Me. Only then can I work in his life. I will not force Myself on him or you. I am more than willing to be involved in your lives, but only to the degree you let Me. We both know what a struggle trusting Me has been for you.

You can’t make it any easier for your son to trust Me. He has to find Me on his own, and he’s doing that to the best of his ability. Let him do that. Get out of the way. Love him as My child, the way I love you. But let him go so that he can be himself, whoever that may be.

We’re in this together. You can come to Me anytime to tell Me your worries and concerns. I’ll listen. I always have. But I may choose to be silent. That’s My way of stretching you and growing you.

I know you love your son, and I love you for that. But ultimately, he is My child, and I know what’s best for him. Entrust him to Me and you will grow. You will find the peace you want. You have so much in your own life to focus on. Focus on growing yourself, and let Me worry about your son.

Loving you always,

Your Higher Power

2017-08-14T16:47:06+00:00May 29, 2016|Categories: Alcoholic Child|


  1. Dorinda G. October 2018 at 3:22 am

    I love this! I can totally relate in so many levels! The first time I read this I broke down crying! So I’m putting my son in your care God, please watch, guide and protect him. With Love and Respect from a recovering addict who is the mother of an addict.🙏❤️☮️

  2. Penny July 2018 at 10:00 am

    Every word of this “letter” resonated with me. I have already shared it with two other moms. Only another addict’s mom who has walked this path can completely relate to these heartfelt words. I cannot thank you enough for sharing. I have saved this article in my phone so I can read it often.

  3. Catherine July 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Your words brought tears to my eyes. I needed to find these words at this time.
    Thank you for sharing and in doing so helping me find strength.

  4. Pearl May 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you, I really needed to hear this. I was praying for resolution on how to handle this and this really hit home!

  5. Joyce March 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Very inspiring, I needed this tonight.


  6. Tammra N. October 2017 at 11:45 am

    this is so beautifully written, only my son cut his life short.

  7. Penelope A. October 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Found that very moving. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Jennifer September 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I Need god almighty to heal his brain and let billy live peacefully throughout his life and to give him a purposeful life and to have that wife and kids he’s always wanted. All he needs is love no more abuse!!!!!

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