Be Open to God
Cash became addicted to amphetamines and barbiturates as his career was taking off, but never completely abandoned his faith. "I was in and out of jails, hospitals, car wrecks. I was a walking vision of death, and that's exactly how I felt,” he recorded in an autobiography. He also revealed he never wanted to see another dawn and tried to commit suicide by getting lost in Nickajack Cave in Alabama. God had other plans and Cash was led by the Holy Spirit out of the cave and his wife June and his mother were waiting for him outside with food and water. “I rebuilt my connection to God,” he said. “I thought I'd left Him, but He hadn't left me.” Cash began to feel something powerful taking place in his mind and added: “A sensation of utter peace, clarity, and sobriety.” Even in our darkest moments, God is there, even if we can't understand His plans or the reason for the pains in life.