Can Addicts Cure Themselves Without God?
by Angie Lewis 9/27/2010 / Christian Living
Can addicts cure themselves? Absolutely not! If we believe that we are a part of God and He made us in His image, than how can we step outside of this belief and be healed by some other source. Only those people who really do not have faith and trust in God would take such a stance.
I was on an addiction forum on Amazon the other day and someone asked if addicts can get sober without God. The simple question is, they can stop drinking without God but they will not be whole people and completely healed from within without God because God is our SourceGod is our healer! This is what I believe because I believe what God says! God says He is our healer.
I often see ex-alcoholics who are bitter, resentful, unhappy and angry people who say they cured themselves from addiction. Are they truly healed? No they are not healed, for if they were they would be content and happy people, at least most of the time. If they are healed than why do they still go to AA? Why are they angry and unhappy? Why do they still crave their substance of choice?
There are many bitter filled people who say they are sober, but the symptoms of addiction are still apparent within them because they did not go to God for healing. God makes us whole people because God is love and God gifts us with love when we are faithful to His love and guidance for us. When we have sincere faith to believe that God will heal us of addiction then God WILL heal us!
There are many ex-alcoholics who stopped drinking through the power of Christ working within them, who are content, loving, happy people. When you ask them how they quit drinking they come right out and praise and worship our Creatorthey do not take the credit for such an accomplishment. They say that God healed and saved them from addiction.
Can addicts cure themselves without God? Well, some people seem to think so. But they have nothing to compare their bodies to. For them feeling angry or bitter or hanging on to feelings of unforgiveness for someone, and or having cravings and being emotionally challenged is a normal way to feel. Not until they truly feel the peace and contentment of the Holy Spirit within them will they change their tune and realize that just because they may not be abusing their substance of choice, does not, in no way mean, they are healed and complete and whole people.
It is Jesus Christ who takes away our impurities and makes us whole people in Him. When someone says they got sober in rehab what they mean to say is "today I am not drinking or using." Who really knows what tomorrow will bring for them.
Think about this for a moment: God created us with a body, mind, and soul. All three of these aspects of ourselves NEED to be healed BEFORE we are completely cured of addiction. That means we need healing not just in the physical sense, but emotional, mental and spiritual sense too. So if someone says they cured themselves without God, but they do not know God then they are VERY confused and unfaithful people.
And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me; and I say to the man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
When Jesus hear it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great a faith, no, not in Israel. Go thy way, and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. (Matthew 5: 8-13)
If you have complete faith in God, then He will heal you of addiction!