Addiction Meditation #2

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
Romans 7:15 (NIV)

How many addicts have told themselves: “This is the last time. I’ll never do this again. I hate doing this.” But they can’t stop. They try but cravings overwhelm them. They cannot control themselves. They will do whatever it takes to get drugs or alcohol. They do the very thing they hate again and again and again. It is only with help from others, great personal effort and the mercy and grace of God that most people with addiction can break this bondage.

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Pray: Dear God, help me stop doing what I hate over and over again. Help my physicians, counselors, sponsor, friends and fellow addicts show me the way to sobriety. Open my eyes so that I may see the road to recovery. Open my ears that I may hear the words of wisdom of my counselors. By your grace and mercy rescue me from this life of sin and death.

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