Night of Hope: Overcoming Addiction
Pain and suffering are part of the human experience in a fallen world. The Bible is clear that we grow through adversity and the suffering it often brings, not by running from it or seeking to eliminate it. Addiction often flows out of a refusal to embrace suffering, and in turn to seek refuge somewhere other than God. Addiction is actively at work within every human being at the physical, emotional, and spiritual level and finds its roots in idolatry, that result in our outward sins.
Healing from addiction follows the same pattern of authentic Christian growth that comes through the gospel — acceptance of powerlessness to bring about the needed change, experiencing the compassionate love and mercy of God mediated through others in the midst of our brokenness, the all sufficiency of grace, and experiencing God’s power in our weakness. Over the course of the next 10 weeks we will look closely at addiction and discover how the 12 steps & the Gospel can bring about a freedom we have been longing for.