Recovery Month – Day 8 – Pride, Shame, and Guilt

Shame is the devil's favorite weapon when he's up against God's grace.

— Jay Meyer —

September is National Recovery Month. Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Association (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.

For the next 30 days, I will be sharing short excerpts from my latest book–Victory Over Opiates, which is available on Amazon (click here).

All proceeds from the sale of Victory Over Opiates will be donated to The Joshua Recovery Ministries, a Dayton, Ohio, non-profit dedicated to getting recovery addicts back into the mainstream of life.

The following is from Lesson 5, in Victory Over Opiates:

Because of my pride, and my need to fix my problem on my own, shame and guilt took me to a very dark place. A place where I thought the only way out was by taking my own life.

The above cycle was orchestrated beautifully by the devil who loves to kill, steal, and destroy peoples’ lives.

Additional Thoughts:

1.        Pride, shame, and guilt are from the devil.

2.        Real addiction cannot be conquered by will power alone.

John 3:17, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”



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