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Bible Verses for Addicts in Recovery
Addiction is a real beast–and everyone knows someone who is affected by it.
I’m so excited about this post today–Daniel Factor is a freelance writer from Birmingham, Alabama. He is passionate about helping those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, and he occasionally writes for The Recovery Village. He has been gracious enough to share seven powerful Bible verses for those in recovery from addiction.
Not only are these verses perfect for those in recovery, but also for those of us who love someone in recovery.
Be blessed, friends!
Life is often filled with challenges and temptations. Everyone has a particular hang-up, habits, and hurts that torment our lives and can lead people to engage in practices that help to numb the pain.
Whether the addition is to sex, drugs or alcohol, the word of God offers a safe place to break free.
It’s through the forgiving heart and words of God that people find the strength and encouragement to overcome these cravings.
These Bible verses will help you to overcome the power of addiction and embrace your life with the spirit and faith of God.
7 Bible Verses for Those in Recovery from Addiction
1 Corinthians 10:13-14
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
The power of God to remove us from temptation is excellent if only we ask Him. He states that no addiction or attraction is too big for Him to handle. Also, God will provide you with a way out, but it’s important for Christians to embrace the power of fleeing from the worldly idolatry.
1 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.”
Even though we are all weak at times and sinners, God’s love for us is firm and faithful. In the darkest hours of our lives, He will always come through for us and restore our lives and hope. God forgives our sins and then cleanses us from the various consequences of our life actions when we turn to him and
hand over our lives to His righteous hands. All we should do as his children are to confess our sins and He, in turn, forgives us of our darkest deeds.
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
God wants us always to be set free from addictions in our lives. Still, confess your sins and pray for others to receive deliverance and healing.
Ephesians 5: 18
“Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.”
Abusing alcoholic drinks leads to giving up the control of your faculties. According to Apostle Paul, being filled with holy spirits gives us hope, life peace, and wisdom.
“Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
As human natures do demand, we become in charge of our own lives, but sin does entangle us and most of the times we become slaves to harmful addictions and desires. However, God is pointing out that such things as drunkenness and envy may not only hurt our personality, but they can also prevent us from enjoying his relationship by focusing on the wrong things.
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”
As Christians, we have freedom in Christ Jesus, and those addictions that enslave our lives are all under his power. Call on Jesus’ name and receive freedom from your life addictions.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Fleeing from the things and people who keep you captive with various addictions is one way of resisting the devil’s temptations. Once you submit your life to God, he is faithful to protect you and keep you safe.
No matter what addiction you are up against, remember that God is stronger and more powerful. Put your faith in Him and He will give you the strength you need to stay in recovery.