Bill - this is indeed a victory - maybe not the whole war, but a very decisive battle!
and i cannot help but think that this strength and courage and self-control will spill over into other areas of your life.
good for you! i am so happy for you for taking this huge stride forward.
How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save?
Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?...
Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails....