Day 38: For addicts and those who love them

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord! -Psalm 31:24

 

Reflect | Helplessness and hopelessness fill the life of many addicts and their families. The addict is powerless to stop on their own and the family can do nothing to change that. Love is painful in this situation. Sometimes life is too hard to face, and the terrible alternative is chosen.

 

Pray | Father, intervene. Step into the life of the addict and do whatever it takes for them to hit bottom. Help them find their way to you. Also, step into the life of the family. Hold them close. Gather support around them. Calm their fears and free them from undeserved guilt. Help all to trust your faithfulness. We pray this in Jesus name, Amen.

 

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