Overcoming Addiction With God’s Help

By Angie Lewis

God is our refuge; our safe haven; our rock; He is our everything! God helps us to climb mountains to our potential that is in Him. Any potential without God is one that has not yet reached a potential! As a matter of fact no other entity in this world can help us to be all that we can be, except for our Creator. He knows every intricate detail about our body, our mind, and our soul. He knows what you are thinking every second of the day.

God is our doctor; our father; our brother, our rescuer, and our friend. How can God be so many things to us? Because He is our Everything! Have you let God take hold of your hand and guide you into His wonderful kingdom? Let God rescue you from the grips of addiction.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. Though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Psalms 46:1-3


If you are battling with an addiction ask for God’s help in overcoming it and He will provide. God knows exactly what you are going through and He knows what you need! There has never been a time in your life that God didn’t know what you need. Therefore, reach out to God and allow Him to have power over the addiction that is ravaging your body, mind, and soul. If you continue to hold on tight to the addiction God will not take it away from you – you have to want to give it to Him!

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:2


When we pray and ask for God’s help in overcoming addiction, sometimes nothing changes in our lives because somewhere in our heart we just aren’t ready to give up the addiction yet – we are afraid to lose our best friend. Is it because we have more faith in the addiction than in God? Addiction deceives us and tells us lies about our self that we believe. We believe that we are in control of the addiction – we believe we feel better and look better while intoxicated. Addiction eases the pain inside of us and gives us a temporary “feel good” condition.

God wants you to trust in Him more than the addiction. He wants you to trust Him with your life. Can you do that? God will deliver you from addiction but you have to be willing to say good-bye to it, and hand it over to God, and allow Him to go to work in your life. God will do what He says! He will help us to overcome our troubles, deal with them straight on, and live productive happy lives. There is no fear when we have made God number one in our lives. Absolutely no fear!

For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.
Isaiah 41:13

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