God Cares About the Hearts of Addicts

God cares about the hearts of addicts because he wants to aid us, and contribute in our well being. The verse below serves as a reminder of such, and reads as follows, “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber (Psalm 121:1-3 ESV).”

However, when we’re faced with great difficulty (such as this), we lose perception of God—even when he’s standing right in front of us. In the midst of such, many of us may feel abandoned—and find ourselves escorted (hand-in-hand) by isolation. Yet, in the center of such—we fail to understand that, “God doesn’t have it out for us, he has a heart for us.”   

In addition, the word “us” applies to all of creation. For, no matter our mistakes, desires, and addictions we are forgiven through Him—as we come to Him with a heart full of faith. In relation, Luke 5:32 NLT reads, “I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.” Through the verse above, we see that no matter our faults the Most High still adores us, and isn’t ashamed to be seen with us—as Christ is “the friend of sinners.” In turn, there are—and/or will be—times in which we struggle to carry out that which is right, as our flesh tempts us into transgression (but the spirit leads us to that which is just).

Furthermore, addiction is just one pain (among several) that many of us are faced with, but it doesn’t demean our worth. For, through God, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Therefore, we have nothing to fear, but God himself, and as we do so we begin to realize the extent to God’s love as “height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:39 ESV).” It is only then that our spirit begins to surpass that of our flesh, as the weight of this temporal suffering doesn’t compare to the weight of God’s grace.

Ultimately, where the flesh is limited, the spirit is boundless. Where man’s love is selfish, God’s love is altruistic. And where man’s love fails, God’s love prevails. Therefore, when we’re grounded in faith—a sturdy foundation—we find ourselves uneasily swayed by the waves of the raging storm (addiction), and instead blanketed in the benevolence of God’s healing.

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