Bible Verses That Provide Strength In Recovery

Are you struggling with addiction or depression? If you are, then you probably already know that God has promised to give us strength through His word.

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In this article, we will share some Bible verses that can help you overcome these struggles and aid you through your recovery. 

Bible Verses That Provide Strength In Recovery

The Bible says that God gives us strength when we face trials and temptations. He promises to strengthen our faith and give us the courage to endure whatever comes our way.

These verses can help you get back on track after a relapse or a bad decision. They can also encourage you to stay strong during tough times or recovery.

Just take a look down below and see which verse speaks to you and your soul the most…

1. God Will Provide Strength During Tough Times

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 

(Psalms 18:2 – 6)

2. Turn To God If You Are Tempted To Return To Your Old Ways

Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character. 

(Corinthians 15:33) 

3. God Knows We Can Only Grow Stronger Through Pain & Suffering

We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance produces character, and character produces hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

(Romans 5:3 – 5) 

4. Remain In Control Of Your Own Life & Follow God’s Wisdom 

I have the right to do anything, you say – but not everything is beneficial. I have the right to anything – but I will not be mastered by anything. 

(Corinthians 6:12)

5. Hope Is The Foundation Of Recovery & God Teaches Us To Forgive

And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. 

(James 5:15 – 16) 

6. Release Yourself From Temptation & Find Release In The Lord’s Light

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 

(Matthew 11:28) 

7. If Recovery Seems Impossible, Ask God For His Wisdom & Guidance

Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With men, it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible. 

(Mark 10:27)

8. God Is The God Of Hope & He Will Give You Hope In Times Of Need

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

(Romans 15:23) 

9. The Path To Recovery Comes With Many Setbacks, But God Is There To Give You Strength

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall not run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. 

(Isaiah 40:31) 

10. Recovery Requires Discipline & God Will Give You The Courage To Carry On

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline. 

(Timothy 1:7) 

11. Forgiveness Is An Important Part Of Recovery & Forgiveness Begins With God

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. 

(Ephesians 4:32) 

12. The Word Of God Can Give Us The Inspiration To Face Recovery With Acceptance

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 

(Corinthians 10:13) 

13. The Healing Process Is Slow But It Can Be Less Onerous With The Help of God

Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them, and I will reveal them an abundance of peace and truth. 

(Jeremiah 33:6) 

14. God Will Heal You Through His Power & Wisdom – For God Does Not Wish To See His Children Suffer 

14. God Will Heal You Through His Power & Wisdom – For God Does Not Wish To See His Children Suffer 

Oh, my Lord my God, I cried for You for help, and You healed me. 

(Psalms 30:2) 

15. God Will Restore Your Soul & Lead You On The Path To Recovery

He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. 

(Psalm 23:3) 

17. Self-Control Is Key If You Want To Overcome Addiction & Heal Yourself

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. 

(Proverbs 25:28) 

18. If We Follow God’s Example, We Can Live Long, Good & Healthy Lives

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in the present age. 

(Titus 2:11 – 12) 

19. Throw Away The Trauma Of Addiction & Find Power In The Light Of God

The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 

(Romans 13:12) 

20. Turn Away From The Temptations Of Addiction & Accept His Into Your Soul

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit… 

(Ephesians 5:18) 

21. Addiction Can Lead You To The Devil, Do Not Let Him Overpower You

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 

(Peter 5:8) 

22. If You Feel Tempted, Allow Yourself To Be Tempted By God, For He Knows No Evil

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am being tempted by God,’ for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.

But each person is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. 

(James 1:12 – 15) 

23. Stand Firm In Your Recovery & Do Not Succumb To The Slavery Of Your Addiction

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit to a yoke of slavery. 

(Galatians 5:1) 

24. Through God’s Strength We Can Do Anything, Such As Recover & Heal

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. 

(Philippians 4:13) 

25. Your Recovery Is Aided By God & Those People Who Love & Care For You

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 

(Romans 12:1 – 2)

Final Thoughts 

We all know that the path to recovery is not an easy one, whether you are overcoming an addiction or working through your mental health.

However, with God’s wisdom, you will be able to overcome the painful process and renew yourself as a person who is free from the shackles of addiction.

These quotes should inspire you on your journey to recovery and give you strength in dark times. 

Anneka Huddleston
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