The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
Psalm 145: 18-19
One of the thoughts we wrestled with in our active addiction was the idea that, as Christians, we were not living our lives as God would have us live them. We struggled with a deep sense of guilt and feeling that we were alone. We (incorrectly) assumed that others Christians could not relate to or understand what we were going through. We told ourselves that we would be judged if we revealed to others what we were going through.
The idea that Christian drug abuse isn’t common is one of the lies our disease feeds us to keep us sick. The shame we were feeling only served to keep us out using longer. Regardless of our past, God is willing to forgive us. It is through Christ that we are able to be reborn. The Bible makes it clear that when we are earnest in our prayers for help, God will hear us. If we are willing to make ourselves humble and follow his path, He will save us. We must let go of the idea that we are alone and understand that Christian drug abuse isn’t that uncommon. Drug addiction affects people of all beliefs and backgrounds. We are able to find comfort in the Lord and other addicts with whom we share similar experiences.
Recovering Souls is a free service that finds Christian treatment for men and women struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. We work with various Christian treatment centers across the country and specialize in finding people the type of treatment that can best help them. Not all treatment centers are the same. There are inpatient treatment centers, outpatient programs, detox center, gender-specific treatment, traditional treatment, holistic programs, partial hospitalization programs, sober living and dual diagnostic treatment. It can be overwhelming trying to navigate the various types of treatment on your own. Recovering Souls can answer any questions you have about the different types of drug and alcohol programs and help you make an informed decision about which program you decide to attend.
If you or someone you love is struggling with drugs or alcohol, remember that you are not alone. Help is available. Call Recovering Souls today at 1-800-832-5250.