Luke 5:17 (NKJV) [ Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic ] Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
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. How do you handle addiction situations?
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? Some of us are enablers, and some of us are simply oblivious to matters of addiction! Tpday’s message is just to remind “The Power of the Lord can Heal you” of any situation in your life, not only addiction!
Addiction can be handled, 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 know today the Lord wants better for you, and your family!
In His Service,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.