Lives are filled with various forms of temptations. It’s our forgiving God’s words where people can find the encouragement and strength to overcome these cravings. These Bible verses provide inspiration to overcoming the power of addiction with the faith and spirit of the Lord.
The problem of an addiction must be treated through a spiritual, psychological and physiological process. But there is no doubt that God must be the pillar of that restoration. No matter what type of addiction you have, this is what the Holy Scriptures say.
Bible Texts and Verses on Addiction
1 Corinthians 6:12 | NIV
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
1 Corinthians 10:13 | NIV
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Matthew 26:41 | NIV
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Romans 6:5-6 | NIV
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.
Bible verses for a drug addict
Galatians 5:1 | NIV
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Titus 2:11-12 | NIV
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.
James 4:7 | NIV
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 John 2:16 | NIV
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
James 1:3 | NIV
Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
Matthew 6:13 | NIV
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.