I think most of us have in some way or another been touched by addiction and have thus experienced the hurt that comes with it. I have struggled with addiction and also been hurt by others who have struggled with addictions. No matter how addiction affects you today, remember that Jesus Christ is the only one who forgives all your iniquity, heals all your diseases, redeems your life from the pit, crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, and satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

We are never too far gone or too far in the pit for God to reach in and lift us right out. He will always rescue us as soon as we cry out to Him in faith! Praise God as you listen to the song today that He is the Great Physician, the One Who sees us right where we are, and the One Who loves us in our brokenness. God is not indifferent to what is going on in your life or the lives of those you love! He wants to heal you and He wants to heal your family member or friend who has an addiction. Never give up hope that they can be rescued from the pit.

Read: Psalm 103

Application Challenge:

We are not always aware of our addictions, and we are not always aware if we are enabling or contributing to the addictions of others. Ask the Lord today to show you if there is anything in your life in relation to addiction that He wants you to be aware of. Pray for deliverance from this sickness for someone who has hurt you in some way as a result of their own addiction. And ask the Lord to help you see those who struggle with addictions the way He sees them so that you can love them as He does.

Reminder: Listen with no distraction to the music video. I have included two songs today. One may be a little outside of what you are used to, but I hope that you will listen to the lyrics since they are very relatable. Additionally, Surrounded: This Is How I Fight My Battles is an anthem that is good to remember in your spirit each and every day. It may look like you’re surrounded, but you’re surrounded by Him!