Addiction Day 2
We recently celebrated 9 years of sobriety at our home. It took me a long time & many hours of counseling to understand addiction & how it worked. I am still not sure if I have it figured out.
I’ve learned that at the core of addiction is our feeling unworthy of love, especially God’s love. We have lost our core self, maybe we never had it. We fight feelings of loneliness, doubt, pain and worthlessness. So we chase our addiction, hoping to numb our fears and the pain.
Believing we can win on our own, or we’ll only give in “one last time, then I’m done for good.” In those moments of self-loathing and defeat, we create a false foundation to fight these feelings. And we continue to spiral down believing the lie.
Our passage tells us that God has a way out of addiction. The way out begins with owning our failures but looking to God to rescue us. We can’t rescue ourselves, that’s why Jesus came to save us from our addictions. He provided a way for us to be accepted by God, even with all of our baggage.
God hasn’t given up on you He’s given up His Son for you. Why not give up your vain attempts and call on Him now. He’s waiting and he knows the worst you’ve done and knows the best you could be.
Father: Thank you that you still love me with all my junk. Thank you for sending Jesus as my rescue party of one. I acknowledge my desperate need for you today, tomorrow and forever. Please come into my life and help me find the life you have planned for me. Amen.
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