“The son of man has come to save that which was lost.” Matt 18:11
Sober strength through Jesus Christ is all about inviting God to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.
Whether we’re seeking recovery, clean and sober today, or love someone who is challenged with addiction, the wisdom of the Bible has a message of hope, and the ability to strengthen each of us.
“I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.” Isaiah 48:10
During the last fifty years, more healing modalities for treating addiction and alcoholism have come into vogue than ever before in the history of mankind. The solution to a life of freedom varies according to the individual, there’s no ‘one size fits all’.
The challenge with so many available options, is that the recovery community today largely overlooks the healing power of God. “Oh sure,” we rationalize, “it’s important to have a spiritual path, but can’t we fit that in somewhere between the yoga, therapy, and medication?”
It’s a question of getting our priorities in order. Addiction is a spiritual problem, with medical and psychological symptoms. Not the other way around.
“…our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” Ephesians 6:12
First, we get right with God by surrendering our will and life to His care and guidance. From this place of surrender and willingness to try a new way of life, He will guide us to whatever help we need to learn to live in the world around us. This is true for anyone who is suffering – whether directly with an addictions problem, or because we’re in love with someone who is afflicted.
The healing power of Jesus Christ is in every way as effective as it was 2,000 years ago. Ours is a Living God. Full of faith and with confident expectation, the Lord will deliver us. Hallelujah!
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asks for a loaf of bread,
or a snake when he asks for a fish?
If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him?”
Our Lord gives rest to the weary, and these days we all suffer from choice fatigue. Let us return to the Word of God, to seek the counsel and wisdom of the Holy Spirit. And step forward in the Light of Grace. God will do the rest.
Peace be with you.
Christian Addictions Recovery Ministries (CHARM) Society
901 Third Street West – Suite 302
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3P9
All donations go directly to addictions recovery program delivery through the Christian Addictions Recovery Ministry (CHARM) Society, offering support to the afflicted, their families, those in addictions recovery support roles, and to develop programming for youth education in public and private high schools.
“… neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39