RECOVERY – Faith
While sitting in my secular public rehab classes for opiate addiction, I was surprised to hear the leaders recommending to all of us that we get involved in some kind of Faith or religion. They emphasized getting plugged into a local Christian church. The moral of this story is: Heroin/Opioid Addiction is such a major life problem that is so very difficult to beat, that we need Faith & Hope to get us through it. Everyone needs God and it takes faith to believe in God.
I found that while I was ‘rock bottom’ sitting in rehab my only hope was in God. I asked God for help that day. And, He gave me the strength I needed to get through it. He will do the same for you. I know that if you simply reach out to God and ask Him for help, He will give it to you. And, if you are an opioid addict…you will need all the help you can get. You do not need to belong to a church or say religious vows every day in order to reach out to God.
Heroin and Opioids cause people to lose control of their life in many ways. You become bound by the drug. You are not free. You are a prisoner controlled by a substance which dictates your every move. Some of you may know exactly what I am talking about.
With an addiction problem such as Heroin, you cannot beat it on your own. You need God to help you through. Read the Bible verse below and take hold of it in your heart. If you are suffering today with a heroin or opioid addiction pray and ask God to give you strength. You have nothing to lose and all to gain.
|“God gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
(Isaiah 40:29, NIV)
If you have no church support, nor any idea how to get ‘plugged’ into Faith & Hope, we suggest you go to YouTube and type in “Joel Osteen Ministries”. Watch some of his sermons. Mr. Osteen is a non-denominational pastor who often talks about the fight against addiction. His words will encourage you and ultimately help you beat opioid addiction. I speak from experience about this. I was an opiate addict just like you, and what saved me was God. All I did was ask Him for help. Then, I fought hard to beat it.