How God Really Loves Drug AddictsJune 27, 2016 - Articles - 0 Comments
God loves everyone—including the addict. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Before your addiction—before you were born—Father fully intended you to be here, He designed a purpose for you, He knew the struggles you’d face, and He has always remained determined to help you through them because He truly loves you.
People tend to think, “If He loves me so much, why am I struggling with my addiction?” Satan is crafty, and he will pull out all the stops to get everyone entangled in something. However, what he meant for your harm, Father will use for your good (Genesis 50:20). Undoubtedly, the strongest people in history have been through the worst. Those who face addiction come out the other side stronger.
The first step three steps in nearly every 12-step program starts with the realization that we are powerless in our addictions, that God can restore us to sanity and that we decide to turn our will and our lives over to God. In this, we begin to realize that God, who isn’t powerless, is there for us, and He will help us with our addictions and everything else. This is huge. It’s not only true for addicts. We need God in everything we do.
There can be a strong sense of shame in addictions, but the reality is that we weren’t meant to carry shame—that is for the Enemy. Satan is the accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10), and he will accuse you and try to shame you. The good news is that he is a liar, which means you don’t have to believe the lies he tells you. Father says that you are the righteousness of Him in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). Therefore, the shame is not yours to bear.
We can help you to get the treatment you need. Your recovery process may be individual, but it is entirely possible. We are here to help you, and Father is here to help you. He says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).” Contact us today to get started on your recovery. Call us today: 877-868-5730