Jesus Heals Drug Addiction
Jesus heals Drug Addiction
Often times I go to the Bible for faith and inspiration. I can often draw inspiration and guidance to help me through our day to day life. There are often scripture listings I can go to help read about certain difficulties I face. But how does Jesus Heal Drug Addiction?
One of the most powerful things I was taught through reading the Bible that Jesus has the ability to heal the sick. Some of the amazing stories in the bible are of Jesus doing these good works. I saw that Jesus helps a crippled man walk, I heard of Lepers being healed, I heard of sight of the blind being restored. These stories in the bible are powerful and uplifting. I often thought about how wonderful all these things are but fail to see that healing power of Jesus is here for all of us.
Drug Addiction is often crippling, it corrodes your ability to live and function without your substance of choice. It is a sickness and disease that takes over your whole life. It can destroy lives and demolish families. I do want to also tell you this, Jesus can heal the disease of drug addiction. Here is what that bible tells us:
Matthew 9:35 King James Version (KJV)
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
As someone who struggled with drug addiction and tried many times to stop using drugs on my own, I knew that arresting my drug addiction was not something I could do on my own. I needed Jesus. For many years this was a solution that I did not want to face, How after everything I have done and life that I had lead would Jesus want to help me? I was ashamed, embarrassed and hopeless. I lived my life in fear of what others would think of me, of what my life would become if I accepted Jesus as a solution. Then the day came that the pain got so great that I was willing to accept help from any source available. At this point, God showed up.
The bible says in Luke 17:21, That the Kingdom of God is within you.
Once I learned that the Kingdom of God was within me I no longer felt the need to try to battle my drug addiction on my own. I knew that it was possible for me to have my own story of a miracle just like all the ones that were in the bible. This healing power was not given to me because I was a spiritual person or I did everything right, in fact, it was quite the opposite. I had lied, cheated and stole my way through drug addiction. This power was given to me as a gift. All I had to do was be ready to receive it. This gift was called Gods Grace.
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
I can tell you first hand that I have been healed. I no longer have to use mind or mood altering substances to get out of bed in the morning or to go to sleep at night. The power of Jesus changed my life, and even though it may sound a little different than all the miracles in the bible we read about I do know for 100% certainty that it is a modern day miracle. Jesus is alive and well and working in the lives of those struggling on a daily basis.
My story is just one of the countless others who have been healed. As we are in the midst of a nationwide opioid epidemic, I want you to know that Jesus is still out here on the front lines. We are seeing families restored and countless people saved every day. I personally witness these miracles every day.
I am blessed to be part of a Christ-Centered addiction treatment program in which I can see Jesus heal drug addiction every day.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
If you are struggling with drug addiction and feel like you have no place to turn, please know that you are not alone. The kingdom of heaven is within you too. Reach Out. We are all here waiting for you, to help you out of the darkness.