At times, you may encounter stressful events in your life. Sometimes your heart can feel heavy bearing the weight of the challenges you might be facing. You may even start to ask yourself, “Why me? Why have I been given this burden?” Though, the Bible says that these times of suffering can actually make us stronger Christians by becoming more resilient and learning to find strength in the Lord.
Romans 5:1-11: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
Making Time to Praise His Gifts
In addition to learning to appreciate the challenges God has placed before us, it’s also important to devote your attention to praising the gifts He has given us as well. If you’re on a path to addiction recovery, you can strengthen your relationship with God and heal your mind, body and spirit by taking the time to praise the blessings in your life.
3 Reasons to Say a Prayer of Thanks Today
- The beauty of His creation. (Revelation 4:11): “Lord, as I see a golden sunrise filling the morning sky, watch a hummingbird outside my kitchen window, or gaze from the top of a mountain, I can’t help but praise You. How great You are! Thank You for the beauty of nature and the promise that the best is yet to come.”
- God’s unconditional love for us! (Exodus 14:14) “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
- He has forgiven us for all of our sins. (John 1:9) “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
Helping You Discover God’s Recovery Plan for You
When you are a Christian who is grappling with substance abuse and addiction, you may feel that God has abandoned you. Remember, you may not always understand the plan He has for your life, but it will be revealed to you in surprising ways.
The addiction specialists at Christian Rehab Network believe that God has employed us to make sure affordable rehab is readily available for all of Christ’s followers, including you. Our Christian-based addiction treatment centers provide the best recovery care available. Our partners address more than your physical and mental needs. They also offer spiritual guidance to help you regain your closeness to Jesus. Call us now at (877) 310-9545, and we will walk by your side through enrollment, treatment, and recovery.