Exodus 15:26 (NKJV) “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”
The Associated Press recently reported a story about a lawyer in Las Vegas who showed up in court late to defend his client.
The lawyer was slurring his words and couldn’t seem to tell a straight story. So, the judge ordered a breathalyzer, and he questioned the woman who accompanied the lawyer. The lawyer introduced the woman by one name but when questioned she gave the judge a different name. She also stated that she’d met the lawyer at a bar twenty minutes earlier.
What’s your reaction to this story? Disbelief? Disgust? Anger? The truth is that addiction does not respect class, ethnicity, or gender. We all know people who struggle with addiction-perhaps you, yourself, are struggling. Today’s message is for all of us reading!
There is a way out-but it begins with you. Are you ready to make some decisions that will require change? Are you ready to feel worse before you feel better?
You can do it; but do it with God’s help. Do it with connection with others. Do it with professional help if necessary. God loves you right where you are, but God wants better for you and the Lord wants to heal you as in today’s Word!
Our King Cometh,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.