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Verses about addiction for practical application in prayer.

We are going to make a bold claim and say that everyone is tempted towards addiction, whether it is money, appearance, lifestyle, TV and the list goes on. Dealing with addiction can be a challenging and complex process, but as believers, we can find hope and support in the Word of God. In this post, we will explore ten Bible verses that can help combat addiction and offer encouragement to those who are struggling.

"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13) - This powerful verse reminds us that we can overcome any challenge or addiction with the strength of Christ.

"The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) - When we feel overwhelmed and broken, the Lord is always there to comfort us and guide us towards healing.

"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:7) - With God's strength, we can have the self-discipline and love needed to overcome addiction.

"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." (John 8:36) - Jesus offers true freedom from addiction, and we can trust in Him as we seek to break free from harmful habits.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things, there is no law." (Galatians 5:22-23) - As we strive to live a life free from addiction, we can cultivate the fruits of the Spirit in our lives and rely on the Holy Spirit to guide us towards righteousness.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" (2 Corinthians 5:17) - With Christ, we can become new creations and leave our old habits and addictions behind.

"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." (1 Corinthians 10:13) - This verse offers comfort and hope as we face temptation and reminds us that God provides a way out of every challenging situation.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6) - As we navigate the complex journey of overcoming addiction, we can trust in the Lord's guidance and submit to His will.

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9) - Overcoming addiction is a process, and it requires perseverance and commitment. This verse reminds us to stay strong and keep fighting for our freedom.

"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." (James 4:8) - We can find hope, healing, and freedom from addiction as we draw near to God and seek a deeper relationship with Him.

Addiction can be a painful and overwhelming struggle, but as Christians, we can find hope and strength in the Word of God. These ten Bible verses offer comfort and encouragement to those who are battling addiction and remind us that with Christ, we can overcome any challenge. Let us cling to these verses and trust in the Lord's guidance as we seek freedom and healing. You do not have to give in, there is always a way out, your Father in Heaven has promised this.

Reflection Questions

What advice do you have for others struggling to break free from addiction?

What is your initial reaction to the word addition?

In your own words define addiction:

How has your faith guided you in overcoming addiction?

What advice would you give to others on how to help someone close to them who is suffering from an addiction?

How do Christian beliefs on sin and healing relate to addiction?

Don't forget to share your favourite verse for this topic in the comments!

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