Zack Gudzan Podcast - Faith and Sobriety

In the Stillness (Guided Meditation)

An episode of Zack Gudzan Podcast - Faith and Sobriety

By Zack Gudzan
In 2014, I was ready to end my life. A life of partying quickly became a life of addiction and despair. Thankfully, God had another plan. This is my story, and new pages are being written every day. Life is beautiful - every broken part of it.👊 Instagram: @zackgudzan
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In the Stillness (Guided Meditation)
God is always present. He’s most often found in the stillness of the heart. That gentle whisper...that’s Him. I hope this speaks peace into your soul. You are loved, dear friend. Follow me on Instagram (@zackgudzan) or visit to learn more about and support this mission.
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I’d like to encourage you to remove all distractions, close your eyes, and reflect on this message. There’s no better use of your time than to spend it with the Lord. My prayer is that He will speak to you, and that you will hear Him. God longs for relationship with you. He made you for relationship. You are His precious son. You are His precious daughter. You are royalty. Jesus has already paid the price for your freedom. Acknowledge this truth, and you will be free indeed. ***Reach out on Instagram - @zackgudzan. I’d love to hear from you!!!!
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