Addiction as a spiritual disease

How can we treat addiction as a spiritual disease? By shifting our focus. More on the spiritual side of addiction here.

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What’s the remedy for the spiritual nature of addiction? A shift in consciousness. And what’s the spiritual cause of addiction?  Our human forgetfulness.  Here, we invite you to take inspiration on how to treat addiction as a spiritual disease. And to get started on addiction spiritual healing.  We invite your feedback and comments at the end.

A word to the addict: You Are Loved

“The enemy comes but to kill, steal, and destroy.” John 10:10

He will rob you of your identity and self-esteem through addiction. He doesn’t want you to know who you are: a child of God who’s infinitely loved! When you get a deep revelation of this truth you’re powerful and know the devil in hell can’t keep you from your divine destiny. This is why the enemy will use every tactic to bring you down. He knows just how much power is in you. After all, you have inherited your Heavenly Father’s characteristics, but perhaps you haven’t read the will yet: the New Testament. Check out the books written by the Apostle Paul; you’ll understand how much you are loved and who you truly are.

Bible verses for the addict

Pray that your Heavenly Father will help you receive this most powerful truth that will set you free: you are loved more than any earthly parents could ever love their child. We are told though out scripture of God’s undying love for us:

“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope”” Jeremiah 29:11, NLT

“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand…” Psalms 139:17-18, KJV.

“See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands” Isaiah 49:16, NLT.

“But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows” Luke 12:17, KJV.

How precious are these scriptures! God loves us so much that He has written our names in the palm of His hand. I am reminded of the puppy love of a schoolgirl crush: so in love with the boy in class that all she does is constantly think of him. Our Father loves us immensely—he is so enamored with us that He writes our names on His hand! Think of that next time you are craving a fix. Let that fill your soul. The above verses also tell us that God thinks of us constantly and pays great attention to the details of our lives. You must know He doesn’t want you to continue to succumb to the enemy’s dreadful addiction strategy to keep from His presence.

How to treat the spiritual disease of addiction

Although nothing can ever separate you from the love of God, when you focus on the addiction, God then becomes miniscule; you don’t know He’s there with you, but He always is. All the negativity surrounding your quest for the next fix blocks the reception of the love that He constantly transmits to you! Next time you focus on the craving of your drug of choice immediately shift your focus on His love for you!

It is because of who He is, not who you are or what you have done or haven’t done, that results in the blessing upon your life. He loves you beyond measure and wants to bless you for eternity. Believe it, know it, and get it firmly planted as the seed drops from your mind into the fertile ground of your heart, which is your transformation center—then His grace will flow like a tidal wave into your life. Magnify His love, and His love will forever surround you like the universe surrounds the Milky Way.

Affirmations for addicts

I am the child that God loves! Knowing this creates stability, power, and a sense that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you! Keep repeating it. “I am the child that God loves.” Say it until it becomes alive in your spirit. Saturate the atmosphere with this profound truth and see how your world will change!

I now realize that God was waiting for me; He was always waiting for me to come to Him, just as He is waiting for you to come to Him. He is our sweet Abba Father with His arms wide open. Go! Run! Jump into His arms. He will catch you and give you love like you never experienced because you are the child that God loves.

The following poem is a beautiful love letter from your Heavenly Father taken from His Word. It is from the website fathersloveletter[dot]com. Read it aloud and you will feel His love for you.

My Child, You may not know me, but I know everything about you.

Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up.

Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways.

Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.

Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image.

Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being.

Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring.

Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived.

Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation.

Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book.

Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live.

Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother’s womb.

Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born.

Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me.

John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love.

1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.

1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child and I am your Father.

1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.

Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father.

Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.

James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.

Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.

Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love.

Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore.

Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you.

Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession.

Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you

with all my heart and all my soul.

Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things.

Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me.

Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires.

Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine.

Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you.

Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart.

Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes.

Revelation 21:3-4

And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth.

Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus.

John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.

John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being.

Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you.

Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.

2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.

2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you.

1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love.

Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me.

1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again.

Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen.

Luke 15:7

I have always been Father, and will always be Father.

Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is… Will you be my child?

John 1:12-13 I am waiting for you.

Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad

Almighty God

About the author
Rhonda Landry is an occupational therapist, a dedicated Christian, and the owner of Glory Gate Publishing and Ministries. She is a published author of Abyss to Abundance: From Recovery to Discovery of Who You Are as a Christian in the Kingdom of God, which was divinely-inspired following the death of her beloved husband. She is a recovering food addict and can provide profound advice from overcoming addictions and subsequent related behavior patterns.
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