Aug 9, 2022
When the woman touched the hem of Jesus' garment, she was healed physically, mentally, spiritually, socially - it was a total healing of her as a human being.
At times, when we hear of people being healed from addiction, if never having come in contact with this affliction, people may be quick to bypass their story. But, people who are set free from addiction are like the woman described in the gospels with the 12 years of bleeding in which she lost everything.
That disease made her unclean, kept her from community, "emptied her wallet," etc. People in addiction are like she was. Those who love addicts often experience not only thwarted efforts at trying to help their loved one, but they may have great financial loss, emotional loss, and even know physical violence.
Overdose is now the leading cause of death for those between 18 and 45 years old. This is not a niche problem, the concern of a minority. It is a major national tragedy and a further reflection of the spiritual disease that is afflicting America - and many people around the world.
The Church has a huge role to play in the healing of sick people - and addicts are sick. But many churches do not want to connect with people ill with addiction. "They should get help somewhere else," is the attitude.
Today's program is an interview that was previously done with a woman named Jessica Sanders. Jessica struggled with drugs and jail for 15 years. But, through relationship with Jesus Christ, she walked away from her illness and her past. She touched Jesus and became brand new.
This is the story of her life and her freedom found through Christ alone. If you are addicted, there is hope for you. If you are the parent or another loved one with an addicted family member, there is hope for you and for them. If you are a church member considering recovery ministry, step out and do it. You will be part of saving countless precious and beautiful lives like Jessica's.
New episodes will resume on August 16, 2022.
You can read articles about addiction like this one, "A Prayer for the Mothers of Addicts," on my website, pammorrisonministries.
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