Inviting God into Addiction Recovery

Jesus took blood soaked clothes—in exchange for our tear soaked pillows—so that sin, and burdens, wouldn’t bind themselves on the backs of others. Yet, despite the suffering, He rose three days later—in all His glory. Such an instance, not only illustrates the Lord’s ability to overcome the world—but accentuates our capability to conquer temporal sorrows—when we invite God into our recovery.   

As a result, we must be resilient in times of tribulation—and have faith in God’s favor—for we are a work in progress. Consequently, we may not see quite clearly at first, but through our savior we are able. It’s through such that we are healed and gain clarity of God’s path for us. However, we can’t grow discouraged by “blurry seasons”—in which we are faced with addiction—but instead look forward to the future.

Mark 8:23-25 ESV serves as a reminder of such, as it reads, “And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him; ‘Do you see anything?’ And he looked up and said, ‘I see people, but they look like trees, walking.’ Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.”

The most beautiful phrase within this scripture is as follows, “And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village…” For, it depicts the significant amount of trust that the man had for Jesus. The man wasn’t definite as to where he was going, but had no doubt in the healing of his Savior—and was willful to His direction. He put aside his own understanding—and through doing such—his faith made him whole. In turn, even as we falter, our weaknesses shape us; for, God restores the old to new, and places remedy in the midst of our addiction(s)—as we turn to him in our most difficult hour.

In conclusion, we must find clarity and understanding in the presence of your creator—and let our sight be restored through God’s omnipotent love. Act accordingly, and don’t let all you are now, withhold you from all that you are meant to be. Furthermore, don’t be discouraged by your imperfections, but encouraged by your progression, as you remain humble and confident in God’s care—and deliverance.

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