In God’s eternal words of promise, he speaks truth and life to men and women who feel like they are too broken to leave addiction behind. When you are hanging by a thread or ready to give up on recovery, remember:
Jesus does not intend for you to be enslaved by addiction, and he came to set you free from bondage.
“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1
God loves you despite your circumstances, and he is patient with your mistakes.
“But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” – Psalm 86:15
A relationship with Jesus means you are forgiven without condemnation.
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” – Romans 8: 1-2
Your body is God’s temple, and you should treat it as such.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” – Romans 12:1
You are not “stuck” in your addiction, and you are no longer a slave to sin.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – 2 Cor. 5:17
You never walk alone through addiction recovery.
“I will go before you and make the crooked paths straight.” – Isaiah 45:2
God has a kingdom purpose for your life.
“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.’” – Jeremiah 29:11
To achieve success in sobriety, work to control what comes into your mind and develop a thought life centered around scripture.
“Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8