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Encouragement and Strength with Addiction

  • Philippians 4:13: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • Isaiah 41:10: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
  • Psalm 34:17: “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”
  • Psalm 73:26: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Overcoming Temptation with Addiction

  • 1 Corinthians 10:13: “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.”
  • James 4:7: “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
  • Galatians 5:16: “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
  • Psalm 119:11: “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
  • 2 Timothy 2:22: “Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

Hope and Healing from Addiction

  • Psalm 30:2: “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”
  • Psalm 147:3: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
  • Isaiah 53:5: “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds, we are healed.”
  • James 5:16: “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
  • Jeremiah 17:14: “Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”

God’s Love and Forgiveness for the Addict

  • 1 John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
  • Psalm 103:12: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
  • Isaiah 43:25: “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”
  • Romans 8:1: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
  • Ephesians 1:7: “In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”

Prayer and Seeking God in the Midst of Addiction

  • Psalm 34:4: “I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”
  • Jeremiah 29:13: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
  • Psalm 145:18: “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”
  • Matthew 7:7: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
  • Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Renewal and Transformation:

  • Romans 12:2: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
  • Ezekiel 36:26: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
  • Psalm 51:10: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
  • Colossians 3:10: “And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.”

Walking in the Light:

  • 1 John 1:7: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
  • Ephesians 5:8: “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.”
  • John 8:12: “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:5: “You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.”
  • Psalm 119:105: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

Freedom and Deliverance of Addiction

  • Galatians 5:1: “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
  • John 8:36: “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
  • Isaiah 61:1: “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”
  • Romans 8:2: “Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”
  • Psalm 34:17: “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”

Faith and Trust:

  • Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
  • Proverbs 3:5-6: “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.”
  • Psalm 9:10: “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
  • Mark 11:22: “Have faith in God,’ Jesus answered.”
  • 1 Corinthians 16:13: “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

Strength in Weakness of Addiction

  • 2 Corinthians 12:9: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
  • Isaiah 40:29: “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
  • Philippians 4:13: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • 1 Peter 5:10: “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

Perseverance and Endurance:

  • James 1:12: “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
  • Romans 5:3-4: “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
  • Hebrews 12:1: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
  • 2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
  • Romans 15:4: “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”

God’s Healing and Restoration of Addiction:

  • Jeremiah 17:14: “Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”
  • Psalm 147:3: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
  • Isaiah 53:5: “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
  • Psalm 30:2: “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”
  • 1 Peter 2:24: “He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by his wounds you have been healed.'”

Hope and Encouragement through Addiction

  • Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
  • Psalm 42:11: “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
  • Lamentations 3:22-23: “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
  • Psalm 34:18: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
  • 2 Corinthians 4:16: “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”