Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Many of us struggled with the idea of getting help for our addiction. It was difficult for us to let go and stop attempting to control a situation that, when we were honest with ourselves, we hadn’t been able to control for quite some time. While some of us still believed that God could help us, others questioned if they would ever be able to live a life without the use of drugs and alcohol. Some of us struggled with the deeply ingrained notion that asking for help was a sign of weakness, when in fact asking for help made us stronger individuals— “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). When we made the decision to get help, we soon learned that what we could not do on our own, we could now accomplish through Christ. Overcoming our addiction was only the beginning. By opening our hearts to Christ and applying Christian principles in our lives, we began to forgive others as well as ourselves. We started to approach life with a different perspective and began to repair the damage we had caused during our active addiction. Paradoxically, when we tried to run our own life, we had the least amount of control. Wasn’t it true that drugs and alcohol made our decisions for us? How many times have we allowed our anger, worries, fear, or pride to run our lives? We found that when we stopped fighting, we could finally begin to heal. As we began to experience a sense of peace, we wondered why we had ever been resistant to the idea of getting help.
Recovering Souls is a service that finds treatment for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol issues. We work with a number of Christian treatment centers across the country. Overcoming addiction is a process—it doesn’t happen all at once—and we can help you at each step. We can refer you to detox facilities, inpatient and outpatient programs, and a number of sober living facilities. Christian treatment centers treat a variety of addictions and employ both faith-based and traditional methods in order to provide the most effective and comprehensive treatment possible.
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, help is available. Contact Recovering Souls today.