While the initial stages of addiction treatment focus on breaking free from substance abuse, sustaining long-term sobriety often involves embracing faith as a lifelong companion. Luckily, faith is very good at endurance and can be a strong backbone during your recovery process.
Read on as we explore how faith can help in both addiction recovery and sobriety.
Faith becomes a powerful force that aids individuals in remaining on the path of sobriety. This faith can take various forms, such as belief in a higher power, reliance on a supportive community, or confidence in one’s inner strength.
As the Bible says in 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.” This verse emphasizes the importance of trusting in something beyond our comprehension, especially when navigating a challenging recovery journey.
One common form of faith in recovery is placing trust in a higher power. This higher power can be God, the universe, or any spiritual entity with which an individual feels a connection. It involves relinquishing control and trusting that there is a guiding force in one’s life.
In Matthew 19:26, Jesus says, “With man, this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible.” This verse reminds us that when facing seemingly insurmountable challenges like addiction, faith in a higher power can provide the strength and hope needed to overcome them.
Faith can also be discovered in the support and camaraderie of others in recovery. Hebrews 10:24-25 in the Bible underlines the importance of community, stating, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.“
While faith in a higher power and community support are crucial, faith in oneself holds equal importance in recovery. Believing in one’s inner strength to conquer addiction is a potent form of faith. It’s about recognizing your own worth and potential for change.
Philippians 4:13 in the Bible conveys this idea: “I can do all things through him who gives me strength.” This verse reminds us that inner strength isn’t solely derived from external sources but also from the faith we have in ourselves and the power within.
Recovery is a lifelong journey. Even after completing your initial treatment, the challenges of maintaining sobriety persist. This is where faith as a lifelong companion comes in.
Just as in Matthew 6:34, Jesus advises, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” In recovery, it’s best to stay in the present moment, trusting that with each passing day, the path of sobriety becomes clearer and more manageable to walk.
For faith-based addiction recovery that you can take with you as you travel along your journey, even into sobriety, Christian’s Drug Rehab can help. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services.