You may struggle every day as you go through recovery. It is
not easy to overcome the challenges of addiction, but with the right tools you
can do it. Seeking professional treatment is critical, so you can get help with
managing your addictive behaviors and get your life back on track.
Inspirational Bible verses for addiction recovery are also very important to
hold onto and keep in your heart as you navigate through your new life.
The First Steps
The first three steps in the 12-Step program set
the stage for your addiction recovery. Realizing that you are powerless over
your addiction, that there is a power greater than you that can restore you,
and you need to turn your life over to the care of God will get you started on
the right path.
Step 1 – We admitted we were powerless over
alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
Romans 7:18-20 – For I know that nothing good dwells in me,
that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the
ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not
want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I
who do it, but sin that dwells within me.
Step 2 – Came to believe that a Power greater than
ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Psalm 18:2-6 – The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my
deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of
my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be
praised, and I am saved from my enemies. The cords of death encompassed
me; the torrents of destruction assailed me; the cords of Sheol entangled
me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called upon the
LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry
to him reached his ears.
Step 3 – Made a decision to turn our will and our
lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Matthew 6:31-34 – Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What
shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the
Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you
need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious
about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day
is its own trouble.
God Knows Your Story
Every individual’s addiction story
is different. God knows your particular story and has words of encouragement
and strength for you in your suffering. His word will give you a fresh start as
you heal in addiction recovery.
1 Peter 5:10 – And after you have suffered a little while,
the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will
himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
1 Corinthians 10:13 – No temptation has overtaken you
that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted
beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of
escape, that you may be able to endure it.
James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the
devil, and he will flee from you.
Romans 5:3-5 – More than that, we rejoice in our
sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces
character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame,
because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who
has been given to us.
Strength and Focus in Your Addiction Recovery
As you continue through your addiction treatment, you can take
heart and find strength in these inspirational Bible verses for addiction
2 Timothy 1:7 – For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of
power and love and self-control.
Matthew 11:28-30 – Come to me, all who labor and are
heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn
from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your
souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through him who
California Faith-Based Addiction Treatment
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helps men and women break the cycle of addiction and begin anew. We rely on the
teachings of Jesus Christ, along with evidence-based therapies to get
individuals on the path of recovery.