When Christians become addicted to drugs, alcohol, or even certain behaviors, it affects not only that person, but their families, friends and churches. All sin begins with a thought and then that thought process is carried out into actions. These actions are destructive in many ways. The actions bring about a great deal of shame and spiritual devastation. Christian addiction help is available for those who are willing to take the step towards recovery.
No one sets out with the intention of becoming an addict. Everybody thinks to themselves, “I will not become addicted, I can stop any time I want to…” However, that isn’t always true. We cannot outsmart addiction. There must be a change and it must be a change in the inner man and in the darkest corners of the heart. Human reasoning can only do so much.
This is where God steps in and changes the picture. He can change our hearts, our way of thinking, our attitudes and the direction of our lives. However, an addict must be willing to allow Him to make the necessary changes.
Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” The Word of God will reveal things within the heart that we may not even be aware of. The root cause of the addiction can then be dealt with and healing can begin.
Christian addiction help comes in many forms. Seek out a licensed Christian therapist or counselor who will recommend specific treatment for you and your addiction. Other help may involve group meetings, individual counseling sessions and Bible study with emphasis on addictions and healing. In some cases, medication or holistic treatments will be used. Addicts respond to recovery methods on an individual basis. The important thing is that you know there is help available and you are willing to take that first step by asking.
Often churches will have Bible-based Christian addiction help recovery programs. Talk to your pastor, Sunday School teacher, youth minister, or any Christian that you feel comfortable discussing your addictions with. If they care about you, they will not judge you. They are there to help. They can offer suggestions, programs, treatment options and other recovery methods that you may not even be aware of. Seek out Christian addiction help today, and don’t waste another day suffering in silence.