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Christians And Addictions

12 Dec

My Journey Through The Dark Tunnel

Psalms of a Woman

There are many support groups available for alcoholics, compulsive overeating, anorexia, bulimia, self-abuse, narcotics, stealing, sex addictions, and many others.

Most all have the 12-step program. Yet, members of these groups can believe in any kind of higher power (HP) they wish as the god that will guide them, be with them, and encourage them.  This idea is against scripture:

“Has a nation changed gods, when they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory for that which does not profit. Be appalled, O heavens, at this, and shudder, and be very desolate,” declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 2:11-12)

They pray to this higher power (HP) for wisdom and direction.  Some may use mother nature as their god, an angel, and even others in the group for their higher power anything or anyone that they desire to put their trust in.

The Lord tells us to “come out from their midst and be separate” for good reason. (2 Corinthians 6:14-17) God tells us (1 Corinthians 15:33) in like manner, exposure to bad theology often corrupts sound doctrine.

This world is headed for a time, unprecedented in the history of mankind, where if Christ did not return, there would no flesh be saved alive. 

 Mark 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

Please see the our booklets on The End Time.

www.ucg.org

I would like to take you on my own journey to discover the only God who created heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them.  It is this God I have drawn constant love and encouragement in order to overcome several addictions.

This love is shown through His promises and healing that He alone can provide.  This is the God who created us in His very image and has a wonderful plan for our life now and wants us to be in His very family!  It is the God that calls the weak of the world in order to confound the mighty.  You may feel small and unimportant, but God is able to help you to stand.

This God alone provides our daily bread and sustains every cell in our body through respirations and heartbeats that shows He cares 24/7,  whose  tender mercy and loving kindness can also heal you physically and emotionally if you look to Him and Him alone.  He will never ever leave us or forsake us, though we struggle to do His will and often fail. 

You might say, “Will God even hear me?  Who am I that God would even help me?  I’m hopeless and I deserve to die, let alone be in His very family.”  These are questions I sought to find and had them answered, and in doing so found a God that was not  judgemental, harsh, and condemning, but patient,  good, and encouraging.  This is the God that held my hand through withdrawal and never left my side as I dealt with emotions that I thought would never disappear. 

Yes, I have gone through this journey myself with several addictions and have come through the darkness of my tunnel, finding the Higher Power that can also give you encouragement through your struggles, hold your hand when you are without hope, encourage you and stand beside you when you fall and help you to stand again, giving you courage to try again until you succeed.

As His children, He teaches us our first steps to help us begin to walk, then to run the race of a Christian and to make it across the finish line.  We often fall at the start, but He stands ready to lift us up and encourage us to reach forward.

Many of you have come from broken homes, relationships that were degrading, abusive, or have put yourself into a situation that is such and may still struggle with.  For many, there seems to be no way out, and even succumb to suicide to end the pain.

Let’s look at the real “steps” that are  supported by God’s word in a way that is lasting, a way that will ultimately not only help us conquer our addictions but build a solid, sure, and encouraging foundation.  This God can also use you in the Kingdom of God to comfort others and hold their hand through their recovery if we turn to Him and desire to change our ways. 

I will also be posting poetry to I have written through my journey of healing, finding the promises of God through His word.

There is a way that we can conquer our enemies, our addictions, but it is only through a relationship with this Higher Power is Jesus Christ alone that it will be lasting and provide a way to help countless numbers of people in the near future.

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One response to “Christians And Addictions

  1. Mike Bennett

    December 12, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this, and sharing your story to help others. God is the loving Father and supporter we all desperately need in the struggles, crises and addictions we face. Your post is encouraging and uplifting. Thanks!

     

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