Posts Tagged ‘recovery’

  

“There is no Rock like our God. No one will succeed by strength alone.” (1 Samuel‬ ‭2‬:‭2, 9‬ NLT)

Katrina Sweet has spent most of her life looking for stability. Having been sexually abused in her home as well as her church, she was devastated and feeling as if nowhere was safe. As her latest destructive relationship fell apart, Katrina, single mother of two, drove to a nearby bridge to end her life of pain. 

Sensing the need to give God one more chance, she prayed as she stared over the edge. “I remember praying one word,” she said later. “I cried one word, ‘Help!’ ‘Help’ is what I said. I feel like God heard my cry for help. And I didn’t know how my life was going to turn out; I just had a sense that everything was going to be okay.” Today, Katrina is recovered and leading others back from the brink. 

Are you in a place where your strength isn’t enough to fix it? Our God is a strong and mighty Father, full of love and compassion for you, regardless of how you have felt towards Him. Turn to Him today, like Katrina, and let Him save the day! You are loved! 

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O God, my soul thirsts for you…in this parched and weary land where there is no water.” (Psalms‬ ‭63‬:‭1‬ NLT)

In August 2006, 31-year-old Janne Kouri was playing a game of beach volleyball with his friends on a California beach. A star football player on the verge of catching the eye of NFL scouts, it all changed as Janne dove into the waves, his head striking a sandbar, damaging his spinal cord and rendering him instantly paralyzed.

He would spend the next two months in ICU and almost lose his life twice, all while battling pneumonia. But even in this dark place, Janne and his loved ones believed for a full recovery and another chance at life. Five long years later, following countless hours in the constant practice of a training routine called loco-motor training, Janne walked again, and even got married!

Life leads us at various times through some pretty dark places. Those moments are custom crafted to help draw you closer to God. When you face those moments, draw near to the God of your survival! Let His presence reassure you that you are loved and will definitely make it!

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So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again.” (Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬ NLT)

According to Promises.com, many people who try to recover from addiction to alcohol or drugs unfortunately do not stay in recovery. Although relapse may be common, rarely does it occur without warning. There are usually significant behaviors that can signal that the recovering person is at high risk for relapse. It is critical for anyone in recovery to understand these warning signs.

As our text suggests, God helps us to find freedom from our selfish, addictive, and destructive vices. But just as God seeks to deliver, Satan would like nothing more than to see you fail. We must see our struggles as more than chemical or trained, they are deeply spiritual and must find its conquering through spiritual means. That’s why programs like Celebrate Recovery and a local church are so essential in finding a community to help achieve and maintain freedom.

Are you needing freedom? Are you in danger of relapsing? Have you already slid back into your old destructive ways? Do whatever it takes to be clean again and then stay clean! Find a spiritual community that will get you back to higher grounds! You are loved today!