Matthew 18:12-13 ESV reads as follows,”What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray.”
In relation, When we’re lost through addiction, we’re are found again through Christian rehabilitation facilities. For, it’s through such that we rely on God’s strength, rather than that of our own. The verse above illustrates what happens when we attempt to be lead by our own will, instead of seeking guidance through God. In doing so, our flesh directs us down a path paved of pain—which could have been avoided otherwise. But, when we put our faith in God—in times of physical defeat—we can begin to take heart in knowing that no matter the obstacle—God’s plan for us knows no bounds.
Furthermore, effective healing doesn’t only take place through one physically, but spiritually. For, Psalm 73:26 ESV reads, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Therefore, our spirit can overcome that of our bodies; for the state in which its in is most important. As a result, we are placed in an environment in which we not only grow in strength (physically)—but in our faith; we begin to find peace unlike any other, and see ourselves as more than just victims, but as conquerors. It is then that we are not only found as sheep (physically), but found as sheep (spiritually), as we begin to piece together God’s purpose for us—and find the might through God to not only heal, but to endure.
In conclusion, some of the decisions we make are irreversible—but we have the option to choose a faith-based road to recovery—through an effective rehab facility. Those faced with addiction can find successful recovery through various forms of rehab, but the treatment is much more powerful when we allow the one who created us, to be the one who treats us—as he knows what remedy we need best. He knows us better than we know ourselves, and knows the weaknesses of our flesh. In turn, “each morning you arise you have a choice to walk with God, or walk with the world.” I pray you always walk with God.