In the world of addiction
The father of lies
Spewing half truths
About your value
Spurring sinful desires
Taste and behavior together
The path seems not harmless
His truth says the wage for sin is death
With His love and powerful grace
Any and all can turn their face
Open your eyes
You cannot see or fathom His size
Just trust His might to save
You from a life of danger with an early grave
Let go of the people
Far away from Christ’s steeple
Praying about each and every draw
It is a beginning again
One with a different ending
Because His victory lives in our hearts mending
Breathe into Him
He will breathe back
Lean into His truth
Spirit will guide and cue
Allow pain to release, nurturance to flow
You are and always will be His
Worthy and created for Him
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through Him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses (Acts 13:38-39).
I pray for those chained by addiction to seek Jesus with all their hearts and souls and minds. Freedom in Christ on this earth is also freedom from death. Though our physical bodies will die, we are promised eternal life with God if we believe and receive Him now.
God has designed all sorts of treatment to assist with freedom from addiction.
National Helpline for Substance Abuse and Mental Health:
Don’t wait. Get help to free yourself from drugs and alcohol.
Don’t wait. Call on Jesus to save you today. He will be your comfort and confidant as you walk away from addiction, if you let Him.
2 thoughts on “Hangovers and Heaven”
Brilliant Julie. So powerful 👍🏻
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Thank you so much. This poem was born out of prayer for someone struggling to be free.