Being a Christian doesnt mean addiction cant happen to you. It is a real sickness. It tears down empires families it destroys childrens life. It kills everyday all day long.
I believe the power over drug addiction can only be found in Jesus, want argue about it with anyone from my experience God has helped me in numerous way. I will admit alcohol was a thing for me but i was strong enough to quit that before it got to far. Smoking pot was easy for me to walk away from. This may seem small to some people who struggle with meth or crack etc. But for me now it is sugar. Please dont laugh it is for real its an addiction for me.
I love this scripture 1st Cor.6:12 I have the right to do anything you say—but not everything is beneficial. I have the right to do anything—–but i will not be mastered by anything. We have a choice the choice we should pick is to never ever try any drug. The wonderful grace and mercy of God helped me helps me still. Anytime we make a decision about anything good or bad wheels start turning then the circumstances go from there to the consequences or joy or pain or depending on your choice is how the outcome will be. Even if we made a bad decision and see where we failed sometime we can stop it, dont thing you cant change it though because you can sometimes we are pulled in so deep we cannot see a way out. But Jesus can get you out your faith your willpower can help you.Willpower will help you restrain impulses.God will can work with your willpower it comes from Him anyway.
I am not a expert on addiction i believe it is evil. I believe the devil loves to run with you everywhere you go when you are feeding that desire.Just like he tempted Jesus just like he talked Adam and Eve into the wrong choice.This has been going on since the beginning of time. The devil sooths our ego with the thoughts in our mind. One more time is ok you got this your fine have fun party on and on. What i do know about addiction is it will spend all your money in your checking account five dollars or five million. It will hurt you if its your spouse even if they promised to love and obey. Evil is in control and the prison walls have captured you or your loved one. I have saw so many friends and family members pass away because of addiction. Children abused molested. Traumatized babys there is no way to see that,but as evil.
This is just a short blog about addiction, remember Lives are filled with various forms of temptations. Its our forgiving Gods words where we can find the encouragement and strength to overcome our cravings.
1st John 2:16 For everything in the world the lust of the flesh the lust of the eyes and the pride of life comes not from the Father but from the world.
1st Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace who called you to His eternal glory in Christ after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong firm and steadfast.
Psalm 50:15 and call on me in the day of trouble, i will deliver you,and you will honor me
Romans 5:3-5 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 Gods love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Please know i know that every life is different. I have seen in so many lives the hard road of this pain mine as well has been truly changed because of addiction. I pray wherever you are today in your journey that you are pushing thru asking God for help each day. Strength courage and Gods grace be on us all.