“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide a way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
1 Cor. 10:13
If you are like many men and women, you may wonder how God’s love can weather the fallout that your addiction has left in its wake. Your life, your relationships, and your spiritual walk have gone off the rails. You don’t feel “whole” anymore. When you feel this way, here is the truth: God is not surprised by your addiction. He is not caught off-guard; his love for you is not impacted. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The Bible tells us that when you ask for forgiveness, the Lord removes your sins as far from you as east is from west; that there is an infinite distance between you and your addiction when you repent and begin the healing process.
Free Choice & Personal Growth
When God offered mankind the beauty (and burden) of free choice, he knew that our choices would not always redeem us, draw us closer to him, or contribute to increasing faith. Instead, our choices would often bring personal and relational destruction. The good news is that God loves us in spite of—and because of—our choices, because he can use them to refine us in ways we would not be capable of on our own. As you walk the day-to-day path of addiction treatment and are tempted to doubt God’s love for you, remember:
- God never gives up on you. He allows you to face difficulties, and he does not always swoop in to “fix” your problems. This is because he is more concerned with your future glory than your present comfort. However, scripture promises that he will “never leave or forsake you” (Deut. 31:6), no matter how lost you feel.
- Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit. When you decide to pursue sobriety, you must control selfish impulses. As you recommit yourself to Christ and prayerfully develop self-control throughout your recovery, be assured that this is an outcome of the Holy Spirit living within you.
- Jesus Christ came to set you free from bondage, and that includes addiction. The emotional, mental, and physical sickness of addiction is caused by sin. Jesus died to conquer sin, and he can offer you deliverance from the pain of drugs and alcohol.
Experience Peace at a Christian Rehab Network Facility
Addiction isolates you, destroys your relationships, and makes you feel far away from God. Our clients come to us expressing deep feelings of sadness, loneliness, and hopelessness—but we can help. Through our Christian drug and alcohol recovery programs for men and women, you can leave your addiction and experience God’s redeeming love and mercy in new and miraculous ways. To speak with a counselor or pastor about your addiction, or to inquire about affordable drug rehab programs, dial 877.310.9545 or submit a confidential . We will be in touch promptly!