Nobody likes affliction, we all prefer addiction.
But in the end, who wins? We end up paying for our sins.
The constant dereliction that oozes from addiction
Exacts a terrible toll on the afflicted soul.
Addiction injures others too – and more than just a few,
Although we claim it isn’t true. And yet the guilt we rue.
We don’t wish to confess lest people in our lives think less
Of us and trample our self-worth so that we rue our day of birth.
You say you can’t take any more because you’re tired of the war,
Temptation you could not ignore has left you feeling battle-sore.
But entering God’s rest requires heeding His behest
To run to Jesus when you’re tired because HE knows how you’re wired.
He felt the thorns of your affliction as he paid for your addiction,
And knows the mind games in your head that have been filling you with dread.
Upon his back he bore the weight of your unwieldy staggering gait
For like a sheep you’ve gone astray. He felt your sin in every way
And He has paid the penalty with grace poured out so full and free,
Redeeming you from your addiction. Although withdrawal brings affliction,
With humility comes grace as Jesus takes His rightful place.
Humbly admit you have a need for which your Savior dared to bleed.
Let others love you through the pain that you’re too battered to explain,
Because in Jesus there’s no shame. Believe the power of His name
To rescue you from your addiction which seems more fun than affliction,
But in the end it bites much worse. Let Jesus free you from that curse!
No matter how great the extent of your “unsolvable” addiction,
It can be cured through Christ who understands all your affliction.