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Jesus and Drug Addiction: What Would Jesus Say?

Jesus is our savior and a powerful symbol of Christianity. He died for our sins and is a guiding light to the way we should live our lives.

But when we fall short, what is the result? As a drug addict or alcoholic, you may be feeling distant from your faith or like you have let Jesus down. Is it possible to have both Jesus and drug addiction in your life? Maybe now is the time to lean on your faith rather than shy away.

Jesus and Addiction

If Jesus and a drug addict were in the same room, how would He react? Would Jesus condemn the addict, or would he offer him guidance? As providers of Christian addiction recovery in South Florida, we strongly believe the latter and we will prove it.

Jesus has a lot of wise words, but we think that when it comes to addiction, these are the most relevant.

  1. “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinner to repentance.” - Mark 2:17 Here Jesus is telling us that he helps the sick and the sinners. We all sin, and although addiction may feel like a horrible sin, Jesus is still there. If you repent for this sin, Jesus will be there to forgive you and help save you from your sins.
  2. “And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.” – Matthew 28:20 Jesus doesn’t say “unless you are an addict.” He does not have conditions. No matter how much you may have distanced yourself from Jesus or how badly your addiction becomes, Jesus will be with you so long as you accept him.
  3. “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 Jesus asks us to come to him with our anxieties and our problems. No matter what these problems are, addiction included, if we trust in him, he will give us hope. With hope, we can find peace.

Too many people use religion to condemn, but they forget that God is a path to forgiveness and absolution from our sins. Jesus and drug addiction do not need to be at odds with one another. Although you may be feeling down and out, now is the time to rely on your faith. Our residential addiction treatment for Christians is designed to not only help you overcome your substance abuse problem but also to strengthen your faith during this journey.

If you are ready to take those first steps to recovery, contact us at 888-280-4763 to get started.