Addiction Day 5

Freedom

Jesus met the woman at the well. It was time for honesty. Her secret had to come out. Jesus said to the woman, “The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband” John 4:18

He promised her a “living water” for her soul. But first, she had to confess. The woman, like many of us, was out of control. Her lifestyle was lived in shame and secrecy.

That’s what addiction does. It takes us further than we want to go, keeps us longer than we want to stay and costs us more than we want to pay. At the root of addiction is secrecy. And the only answer is full honesty. Only by being known can we be well and heal.

Jesus shed light on the sins of her past and present. Honesty changed everything. The change happened within days, “Many of the Sadducees from the town believed in Jesus because of the woman’s testimony” John 4:39. When the addict comes clean, it affects others.

God is the master of second chances when we are honest with him, ourselves and others. Then the chains can be broken and healing begins. I know this is not an easy road, and I am so grateful everyday it was the road we chose. It was hard work, tears and many prayers. But in the end we have freedom with Christ. He is our anchor.

This is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God's inner sanctuary. Hebrews 6:18

Father: We are so grateful there is freedom and hope in the anchor of your son Jesus. We ask that you work in the hearts of others who need to be honest about their lives and bring any darkness to light. Bring people around them to walk through this journey. Amen

Addiction Day 5

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