August 11, 2015

Step Back and Change Your Perspective

Perspective - 100PedalsPeace seems unattainable when dealing with the chaos and fear of a child’s addiction. I have been there. I know that morass of confusion. Knowing your child is in danger, that their life is at risk, and that their demon is systematically destroying their life is a painful, terrible experience for any parent.  If you were like me, you probably constantly praying to God to give you relief, escape, or a miracle.

In last week’s article I shared a change of perspective in prayer that helped me and truly changed my life. In that prayer, I thanked God for his plan and put my trust and faith in his plan. With that prayer I found peace, as I finally released my son’s life and his problem to the hands of God where it belonged.

While many responses and comments expressed appreciation for the message, there were others that struggled to trust completely in the power of this prayer or to believe in the possibility that one could find peace in simply giving it to God.

As it happened – and I don’t believe in chance – this past weekend I was blessed with a beautiful talk about the power of prayer AND worship.  It encouraged me to look beyond the pain and the darkness of my present adversity; to look beyond the incredible difficulty and uncertainty of my immediate circumstances to discover that God is good, that God is powerful, and that God is with me in those moments. When I worship God in that moment, even in my most difficult moments, I glimpse there is something bigger going on and it is engineered by a God that loves me.

I have listened to this talk two times already and have made several pages of notes.  I considered summarizing what was learned, heard, and internalized from this powerful talk; but I couldn’t do it justice. When I first heard it live, I knew I had to share this complete talk with you. Instead of summarizing, I am simply sharing the link. I would encourage you to listen to it.

You have gone through and may be currently experiencing your own darkest moments. Perhaps the pain and fear is greater than you can bear. There is hope and there is a way.

May you find peace and blessings in this talk.  It is an amazing message and I am excited for you to listen to it.


 Are you the parent of a child addicted to drugs or alcohol? The emotional rollercoaster of addiction is not God’s best for you or your family.   Dave Cooke is an Addiction Coach and an internationally recognized speaker. Let him show you how to move your family back on track in a healthier direction by applying Christian principles.  To contact Dave for private coaching, go to or email You’ll be amazed what a difference an hour with Dave can make in your life!

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.