September is National Recovery Month; to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.

We might wonder what the Bible could possibly say for those that are on our recovery journey, how it may be relevant to what we are going through.
The good news is that there are many Bible verses that can provide comfort and insight as you work towards recovery.

Over the next few weeks, we are going to take some time to go through some of them, praying that they can provide you with hope for the journey. 

  • It’s okay to ask for help

Unfortunately, there is often a stigma to overcoming and receiving help for the challenges we face – that we need to handle what we are dealing with “alone”.
However, the bible encourages asking for help and seeking wise counsel (Proverbs 11:24, Proverbs 15:22).

How encouraging that we do not have to face our challenges in our own strength, help is available for us: in God and through others.

  • God is with us in the journey

The journey to recovery can feel daunting and overwhelming at times.

The bible encourages us that we do not need to be afraid, for God is with us in the journey (Isaiah 41:10). He strengthens and upholds us. Street Connect can assist you on the journey also, by providing one to one support or by joining one of our community recovery groups.

  • What we have experienced does not define who we are

A barrier to recovery that we might encounter is the feeling or belief that we are not worthy of our life being transformed.

The bible tells us that what we have experienced does not define who we are, as we have a new identity in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) the old things can pass.

How incredible, as it says in 1 Peter 2:9 that we are seen as a chosen generation, His own special people, called into His marvellous light. At our Come As You Are group, we encourage each other with testimonies and discover what God says and how He sees us. You are welcome to join us, every Thursday from 11am at Glasgow City Church Cafe.

We hope that the last few weeks have encouraged you to explore what God and His word has to say about recovery. God will never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5 ) He wants to help and be there for us (Psalm 46:1), we are not what we have experienced and His plans for our future are good and full of hope (Jeremiah 29:11)

Sep 28, 2022


Submit a Comment