A Personal Message to Mr. Cordes and Mr. Aisenberg
September 10, 2014
Up until today, I had primarily been thinking about how the alleged events at Walls Industries affected me, my family members, and the investment community. Today, my thoughts are pointed more toward the people most directly affected by the alleged events. I wanted to send out a personal message this morning to Mr. Cordes and Mr. Aisenberg. I don't think it's appropriate for me to try to contact them directly, but I figure maybe they will end up stopping by my website, if they haven't already. In case they do, here goes...
Mr. Cordes and Mr. Aisenberg:
Obviously you don't know me, and I have no special words to convince you of why you should listen to anything I have to say. But I wanted to share a few things with you.
In July of 2012, I found my life in a huge mess of my own creation. God had given me pretty much all a man could want, and through my own selfish actions and desires, I destroyed it all. I had lost my career, my home, my family, and my dignity all because I really liked pouring booze down my throat. The point is, not only had I failed completely in life, I had destroyed the lives of others around me as well. I had hurt many other people.
The God of mercy and grace saw fit to give me another chance in life. He brought reconciliation, restoration, healing, peace, joy, and freedom.
But first, I had to walk through the most painful time of my life, and I had to do it while surrendering everything completely to him. I had no guarantees about how things would turn out. I only had the guarantee that a holy, merciful God loved me and cared deeply about my situation. Through much of that time, it appeared as though there would be no second chance in life. It appeared as though I would bear the full weight of the consequences of my actions. Looking back, I honestly don't know how I made it through. Quite frankly, I wanted to die. This life seemed completely and totally hopeless, and I desperately wanted to be in the next one instead.
But God brought me through it with supernatural strength that only he can provide. All I had to do was surrender everything to him. I could not have gotten through it on my own.
He is there. He is real. He loves you. He will bring you through, even if the mess is of your own making. I can testify fully and completely to the truth of that today.
"Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary."