God’s Cure for Alcoholism

Gods Cure for Alcoholism

At one time Bob would have said there is no cure. But that was before He met Jesus. After years of repeated drunkenness and remorse, he came to Jesus for deliverance. Jesus truly set him free, and gave him a purpose for living.

The Hope

While God’s Word states clearly that drunkards shall not inherit the kingdom of God, it also records that many were delivered from drunkenness and debauchery. “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” They had experienced God’s cure for alcoholism. Many desperately addicted alcoholics have experienced complete deliverance through the work of God’s Holy Spirit in their hearts.

The Cure

Before one can experience God’s cure, one must admit total helplessness. In spite of repeated failure, alcoholics commonly think somehow, somewhere, sometime they will be able to drink in a controlled way or quit when they want to.

The cure God offers goes far beyond merely controlling the craving for alcohol. God’s cure arrests the root problem of a sinful heart. By faith in Jesus Christ, a person can die to sin and become a new person with a new outlook, new appetites, and a new reason for living.

Jesus came to save His people from their sins. He Himself lived above every sin and overcame every temptation. Although He was innocent, He died that we might be delivered from the power of sin. After He rose from the grave, He went up to God in Heaven. Now He has sent His own Spirit to work in the hearts of defeated souls, offering them deliverance.

Jesus conquered Satan, and He is ready to rescue you from the enemy of your soul. Are you willing to let Jesus free you from Satan’s slavery?

The Method

  1. Are you willing to face your condition honestly? Is alcoholism really your biggest problem? Or is it your SELF? When God sees that you desperately want to be saved, not just from alcoholism, but from all your sinful desires,He will rescue you. He always answers those who admit their wretchedness and honestly cry, “God, be merciful to me a sinner.”
  2. God offers to deliver those who repent of their rebellion against Him. But repentance is costly. It means surrendering your stubborn will to God and giving up every right to control your own life. When God’s Spirit makes you sorry for your sins with a godly sorrow, and you sincerely desire to live an entirely different life, God can begin to work. He says, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” What a promise! What a gift!
  3. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). Do not depend on yourself. Put all your trust in Jesus Christ. Drink freely of the Living Water He offers you (John 4:14), and He will quench the thirst of your soul.
  4. Open your heart to Jesus Christ and receive Him into your life.With Christ living in you by His Spirit, you will be able to say with Apostle Paul, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).
  5. Confess Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. Tell others the Saviour has delivered you. Let them know He is now directing your steps in a new life of freedom. Your testimony will soon separate you from the “Christ-mockers” who keep dragging you down.
  6. Separate yourself from all degrading influences. Tell your old friends you are going to serve the Lord. Invite them to join you, and then give up their companionship forever if they are not interested. Stay away from all places where strong drink is served. Don’t even look at the old stuff. The wisest man who ever lived said, “Look not thou upon the wine when it is red . . . . At the last it biteth like a serpent” (Proverbs 23:31, 32). “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty” (2 Corinthians 6:17, 18).
  7. Unite in an intimate, active fellowship with the most spiritual, faithful congregation of Christians you can find. “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized . . . . And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:41, 42). Here is God’s cure for the loneliness and uselessness which often drive a person to drink. Join the holy, happy company of genuine Christians, and associate with them as much as possible.Help them and be humble enough to let them help you.
  8. Delight yourself in the Lord and in His Word. Ask God to replace your desire for alcohol with a hunger and thirst for His truth. Trust the Holy Spirit to help you understand the Bible and promptly obey whatever He asks you to do.
  9. Make special efforts to help other drunkards. You know how you were delivered. As they observe you resisting temptation, they will know there is hope for them also.
  10. Do everything you can to warn young people of the dangers of strong drink. Give your testimony. Call attention to the teachings of God’s Word: “Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine” (Joel 1:5). “For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty” (Proverbs 23:21). “Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine” (Proverbs 23:29, 30). “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise” (Proverbs 20:1).

God’s cure, available to all, is fully guaranteed! Jesus Himself promised, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).

—Clarence Fretz, adapted


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85 Comments

  1. I need help, I pray to God daily for deliverance of this horrible disease, but yet, no answers and I keep suffering. I desperately want to stop drinking but nothing I’m doing seems to help…

    • I’ll keep you in my prayers Nicole, you do the same for me. Please and thank you. God bless you.

    • Gods timing and our timing are on different clocks.
      Be patient as God will free you on his time.

      I had the same timing problem with no response to my prayers but in due time, God delivered.

  2. I need prayer for my son, I can see that his drinking is getting worse every day. He goes to bars every day of the week and comes home so intoxicated where he slurs his speech and is somewhat unbalanced. There have been a few times that he falls asleep either in the street in front of the house or the driveway. I have had to go out and wake him up and he will deny that he was asleep. I dread the weekend cause he will go to a bar right after work and stay there for 6,7,8 hours and comes home. The other day I send him a text told him not to come home and it sent into a rage, he called back and began to accuse me of throwing everything back at him that he would talk to me about. That he did not trust me he just was not making any sense. I don’t know how to handle this but I know that GOD can, I pray and have faith that he hears me but I need a prayer group to lift him up in prayer to help me break that sprit off and let GOD and his angels’ minister to him. Please help and stand with me. I hear GOD say Love the sinner hate the sin but I worry so much that he will have an accident or get caught DUI

  3. For all with addiction. I pray for your healing and for all to come closer to our Father God, for he is the way and the light,
    .
    That we may all be together in the time of the rapture.

    I pray this in Jesus Christ
    Amen

  4. Please pray that my husband stops drinking forever.
    O Lord,almighty,I beg you you help my husband quit alcohol forever. I Know he is trying very hard but please show him the right path so that he quit it permanently. I trust my lord blindly and I am sure I will see the result of my prayer very soon. Lord Jesus ur my only hope u alone can help him bring him out f this alcohol. Beg u Lord please give him understanding and help him forget alcohol n grow stronger spiritually as ur child. Help him concentrate on work that u blessed him wit and keep him away from desire to drink. I ask this in name of Christ Jesus. Amen

  5. been at the bottom for all my life. I messed up people and their life. “Yes on Me”

    • August 19th, 2017, my Mother died unexpectedly. I was there with her when she took her last breath. All I could think about, was getting home to drink. To block the pain that was ripping me apart. I couldn’t imagine going on without her. Drinking became everything to me. I stayed this way for @ 7 months. I met my husband and I just wanted to change, for myself. As if, i felt i had something to live for. And yes, it’s always good in the beginning. As problems came about,wy family and husbands ex, I found myself just wanting to drink again. I became so depressed. I already suffered from depression and anxiety, but this was different, as I really wanted to remain sober and to not allow alcohol to be my crutch. My crutch for so many years of my life. So many wasted years. I live w so much guilt and shame and what ifs. I lost 4 family members within 4 years. The only man that was ever a dad to me, was my Grandfather. He died a month before my mom. Everything was catching up to me. The more I stayed sober,the harder the pain stayed. And lingered. I caved. And drank. I was w my husband, as he travels for work, all over. I was in a different state and alone in the hotel room. What a dark, miserable place to be. Mentally. I was more worried about letting him down, than my own self. I have been sober a year now. Am in counseling, again. Desiring a better relationship w God. My faith is important to me. I still struggle w depression and great anxiety. I feel so lost. Like a orphan. I am 44 and lost so much. I just want a do over. I didn’t know started a new relationship isn’t safe once you quit drinking. I can understand it now. No matter how much I talk to my husband,I can’t make him fully understand me. He didn’t know the drunken me for long. He had also quit drinking a couple years before me. However, he isn’t have the problem w it that I did/do. I am still in the memento that I need to impress him. Oh I cry. I break. But that’s for my losses. I know he doesn’t get how alcohol was my total crutch for many years. And now, I dont know where to go w all the pain, guilt,and moments when I just want to feel numb. I search for a better relationship w God. And sometimes I dont feel I am doing enough. I am afraid of so much. And no desire to do anything. It feels like I am screaming inside and I am alone w it all.

  6. How is deliverance brought to one in denial ?

  7. Your problems would go away if you turn to Jesus Christ 🙏if you know me personally I’m a full blown alachiic (former) a violent one at that. As much times I gotten drunk and drove not remembering how i got there or home. From wrecking cars, to two dwi case’s, from blacking out fighting ppl to choking ppl, to yelling at my mom and father under the influence, From slamming police officer’s, to family violence case’s. I had to hit rock rock bottom to understand that the road I was going down was either death or jail. I come from a family of alcoholic’s both my grandpa’s died to cirrhosis liver, my dad’s a felon from 3 dwi. He changed his life around after the 3rd time going to prison. I was following his footsteps. I remember he took me to this AA meeting a while back, and said pooky you’ll never gonna learn if you don’t open the Bible i got you. I was stubborn and ignored it, i ain’t care i just wanted to drink since im young. About 13 day’s ago i hit rock bottom, caught a family violence and domestic violence case. In the cop car i realised i had to change. I was blessed to only receive a citation and a 24 hour hold. The good lord blessed me again, i really can’t tell anyone why. But he did and after that Saturday i gave me smoking and alcohol today marks my 12 day sober and 17 day smoke free. This posts is for the ppl who struggle with any problems turn to God, pray about it. And he will work his blessing upon you i promise. Im blessed to be free right now, God has amazing thing’s in store for me ☝🙏. I love you Jesus 💜

  8. My girlfriend Tiffany and I have been struggling with alcoholism for all of our adult lives, please pray for us, Love, Mark

    • I struggle terribly

      • God bless all of your beautiful souls! I believe Jesus can and WILL heal us! It is not his will for us that we suffer but live peaceful, joyful lives praising Him for delivering us from Satans grasp on our lives-he wants to destroy us and he won’t stop until we are dead! We can do this! Praying for all of you-God Bless🙏❤️

  9. I need prayer for my alcohol addiction I am 50 a female been drinking since I was 5 my mother made me drink as a child and we ended up in foster care now I am on 1 week of sober no drinks but I want to be forgiven I also ended up with pneumonia I believe from binge drinking.

  10. Help me God…

    • I want to be free from drinking and morals wrongs. I really want to serve God but I am missing so much out on him. Help me pray

      • I need help , good Lord I cannot do this by myself anymore I am surrendering I am giving my all to you only you can help me I have a drinking problem .

      • Please dear lord, help my son who us struggling terribly with alcohol. Please give him strength and courage to fight this battle. Amen

  11. Please pray for me,I am an acholic binge drinker,I have been drinking for most of my life,I have shame guilt,I have hurt my wife and family from this addiction,I have broken every commandment in the Bible,it’s just a bad cycle,I have prayed many times thank u,. Sincerely B w

    • God be with you now and always. I have the same issues. The guilt and shame won’t seem to stop. I’ve known I was a drunk and addict since I was 17. I’m now 55. Not sure why I’m still alive. I am afraid for my salvation.
      Knowing me is like waiting for the other shoe to drop.
      I’ve alienated everyone I ever cared about. Jill

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  13. I am an Alcoholic and battling with this disease for over 20 years. I try to not have a beer but its so hard. I have found a really nice Church and I know i need to Let Go. Let GOD. I need lotsa prayers and i will also pray for others

    • I will be praying for all of you as I too need to stop drinking! I am a dedicated Christian, but still struggle with drinking. Since Christmas time my husband and I have been drinking quite a bit and I always feel so ashamed and guilty afterwards because it leads to lots of arguing and cursing. We always forgive each other, but it’s hard to forgive myself and it always makes me wonder how I can be a for real Christian and do/say these things! I’m praying for all of you and ask that you would pray for me and my husband as well. That all of us be delivered from the bondage and lies of alcohol. In Jesus’ mighty name, AMEN

    • Hi Jorge! I know how extemely difficult it is. As much as it poisons us, the craving always comes back. Don’t understand how I manage to forget the hell I put myself and others through too.Laying in a psych ward, locked down, sometimes restrained,vomiting and shaking like a leaf, usually hallucinating to the point where I don’t know who or where I am. Terrified my mind will get stuck in the DT’s. My prayers are with you. It’s just gotta stop. Please, Jesus. I turn into some kind of monster. Really.I’ve had 3 exorcisms.I stopped trusting myself many years ago. Don’t know why Jesus still loves me. He did say He would NEVER leave nor forsake us. I believe Him. There’s nothing I can do right or good enough.Only He is greater than this. I’m gonna praise Him no matter what.

      • Juanita E Newton

        Father please help my son steven. He struggles with alcohol. I don’t know what else to do. Please deliver him Father. When he drinks he’s a whole other person. When my son doesn’t drink he’s kind loving caring . and so obedient. But the minute he starts to drink he slures alot when he talks. And always goes back to the past. I’ve told him that to look forward not back. The enemy wants to keep you in the past. But God wants us looking toward the future. It breaks my heart as a mother to see him in this condition Father.

  14. Here’s an open comment for all our readers who are struggling with this issue. If you truly want to find victory, here some things you will need to do. First, find a Biblical church and share your problem with them, because you need their help. Ask for some Christian friends to set up an accountability group for you. Make sure that your daily time with God is meaningful as well. We have found that if you are not willing to admit that you need the help of God, and other people, and are not willing to admit that you have a serious problem, you will not find long term victory. If you are not a Christian and you would like help to find Christ, and have someone pray with you, call our toll-free number 855-367-8788 [855 FOR TRUTH]. Press 0 to bypass the introduction and be placed in the calling queue. God bless you as you seek Him. If you do not live in North America, leave a comment and I will give you an email address to contact us. –LB

  15. i need help im tired and want to be delivered.. i need interstresgth to stop drinking it ruining my life.. pls pray for me

    • Totally surrender. Jesus will help you. Alcohol is all in the mind playing tricks on you making you think you need it. Once you surrender, Jesus will take over and you will be set free. The peace will be all over you from the Holy Spirit. It’s amazing. It is real. 1Cor 10:13

    • Hi Jorge! I know how extemely difficult it is. As much as it poisons us, the craving always comes back. Don’t understand how I manage to forget the hell I put myself and others through too.Laying in a psych ward, locked down, sometimes restrained,vomiting and shaking like a leaf, usually hallucinating to the point where I don’t know who or where I am. Terrified my mind will get stuck in the DT’s. My prayers are with you. It’s just gotta stop. Please, Jesus. I turn into some kind of monster. Really.I’ve had 3 exorcisms.I stopped trusting myself many years ago. Don’t know why Jesus still loves me. He did say He would NEVER leave nor forsake us. I believe Him. There’s nothing I can do right or good enough.Only He is greater than this. I’m gonna praise Him no matter what.i think of Satan laughing at me whenever I fail.

  16. Please pray for me,i have become slave to alcohol.Jesus heal me,deliver me.

  17. I’m reading responses realizing of course that I’m not alone. I’m currently laying in a hotel room in South Beach Miami having a typical panic attack. ( the kind you have when you’re positive you’re about to die). I’m supposed to get on a plane in a few hours but if I don’t feel better I will rent a car, drive home and lose my job. The side affect of alcohol in my life is panic, fear, and irrational thinking. Please throw my name in any prayers happening out there. Alcohol is destroying my life right in front of my face and I still can’t say that I will never drink again. I can rely on myself to fail.

    • @Adam, I don’t know if you will ever read this. But you need to take some positive steps to deal with your addiction. I suspect that you are at a crossroad in your life. Find Christ. Read the Gospels. Then find God’s people. Invite them into your life and make yourself accountable to them. Admit that you are helpless under the power of the drink demon that rules you. You are doomed to live in misery for life and eternity if you don’t take some positive steps. Call our toll free number anytime between 8:00 AM and midnight EST and talk with someone on our phone team. They will pray for you and with you, and give you further guidance if you need it. 855 FOR TRUTH [855-367-8788].

    • I am praying for you. I am also struggling with this unrelenting desire to drink. You are not alone. Please go find help in your community. I am going to go get help too because I can’t go on like this.

  18. I’m a binger, last night I passed out on the couch and woke up to barfing all over the carpet. I’m ashamed of myself, I’m am supposed to be a Christian example but I totally keep failing. I can’t do this alone, I don’t want to mention this to any people at my church because I don’t want them to Make me step down from any leadership. That will make me even more lonely than I am. I’ve struggled with this for years and am so tired of it. I could have died lastnight and I’m scared. I’m asking for prayer from anyone who understands.
    I have prayed and asked Jesus to help me that I need him. I have faith He will. I want to trust myself that I can do this with Him .

    • @Shannon, If you truly want to find victory, here some things you will need to do. You will need to share your problem with your church people, regardless of the cost, because you need their help. Ask for some Christian friends to set up an accountability group for you. Make sure that your daily time with God is meaningful as well. We have found that as long as people are not willing to admit that they need the help of other people, and are willing to admit that they have a serious problem, they will not find long term victory. If you would like further help to do this, and have someone pray for you, call our toll-free number 855-367-8788 [855 FOR TRUTH] and press 0 to bypass the introduction and be placed in the calling queue. God bless you as you seek Him.

    • I am happy to have found this site. I was in rehab for drinking a few years ago. After I was doing well for a few months. My anxiety disappeared, I was thinking clearly. But I have relapsed. Been drinking again for a few years again. I am 37 and have been divorced twice because of my bad habit. I lost 2 jobs because of my bad habit and I am doing exactly the same thing over and over. My financial situation is terrible.
      I need a prayer please. I have realised that I won’t be able to stop this habit by doing it alone. I am also so thankful that I realised it. I don’t wat to hurt the people that are in my life again. I need to stop. I have done it before. But this time it seems to be more difficult. I will be joining an AA group next week. Please pray for me I really need help.

  19. …. Haven’t had a drink in 4 days, still can’t sleep. But I function for my babies. But it’s getting better thankfully. Withdrawal was super, super bad the first 3 days. I still shake constantly but oh well. Was able to eat yesterday, and it all stayed down. Thank God. The way I found to over come addictions is to fall to my knees and just pray like no other, asking God to relieve me of this demon and then I was overcame by the holy ghost. My determination to recover strengthened so very much after doing this. We will get better with God by our side. He love us all so much, even though we fail him daily. It’s been a hard life, but God never said it was going to be easy. Praying for all of you in our recovery. We got this!!

    • Blessings, Lara. Keep looking to Jesus, and depend on Him for your strength. Find Christian friends to stand alongside you and pray with you and hold you accountable.

  20. I’m 26 years old just had my one year marriage anniversary this past August I’ve struggled with alcoholism since I was 18… alcohol fueled behavior mixed with past sexual assaults against me has pushed me to where I have had no limits of anger towards others when I’m drunk… my lovely husband has been supportive and understanding but is a drink away from leaving me if I pick up again and he finds out…. Jesus is in me… I know that I also know that he loves me and is for me… I am a believer! So I’m having a hard time understanding why I can’t give up something that has caused so much destruction in my life the last eight years… please pray for me I need Holy Spirit to live in me so that I can fight temptation! Satan continues to point and laugh at me with his demons because I am so weak that I cannot even trust and obey… just need a word just need to hear that one right thing so I can change finally… before it’s too late

    • Hi Tyriana. Thanks for sharing your experience here. I am going to share with you what I’ve shared with several others recently.

      Thanks for reaching out for help. That is often the first step to getting victory. First, let me warn you that it will not be an easy road for you. I was speaking recently with a man who was an alcoholic and found victory over thirty years ago. To this day he knows that he is just one drink away from failure. But the important thing is that he has never taken that one drink. And it is possible for you to do the same. However, it is not possible for you to do this in your own strength. You need the strength of Jesus, in the form of the Holy Spirit in your life. And you need the help of Christian friends who will hold you accountable. The man I just referred to still goes for his regular accountability meetings. He is helping others as well, but he still needs them for himself as well. So I would encourage you to make sure that you are walking close to Christ, that you spend time in prayer and reading your Bible, and that you find a group of Christian friends who are ready to lay themselves on the altar of Christ to help you to regain victory and keep you dry. I can’t overstate the importance of all of these, because if any parts of this are lacking, you won’t make it.

      Please call our toll-free number and talk to one of our phone team. They will be glad to pray for you and to try to help you take the necessary steps to find ongoing victory. Our number is 1-855-367-8788 [855 FOR TRUTH]

      • I am a recovering alcoholic that just celebrated 7 years of sobriety. What I can promise you is God will rescue you from this Hell on earth of alcoholism. I am a big fan of AA but you have to surrender and trust God to defeat this first and foremost. Alcohol is only a symptom, the problem is a hole in the soul that can only be filled by God

        • Thanks for your testimony, Nick. I hope it is an encouragement to some of the other commenters. An alcoholic seldom, if ever, finds victory without going for outside help. I met a man at a meeting I spoke at last year who told me that he’s been dry for thirty years and he still goes to his accountability meetings, in part to help others, but also because he still needs them himself. This is a life-long battle and we need Jesus in our hearts to give us the strength we need to stick to it.

  21. I have a big problem of not binge drinking. I am a God fearing women, I go to Church and even sing in my church but I also have a problem with drinking about 3-4 days a week and I hate it. But I’m addicted to it. I want it to end and I continually pray to our Lord to give me the strength to resist alcohol. But a few days later I’m right back there again. Please pray for me cause I don’t want this anymore. I want to be strong and end my drinking. I have set my count days to start today. Please pray for me to accomplish this.

    • Vera, I will gladly pray for you. God wants you to have victory, and He loves you. Here is something I wrote to someone else recently. Maybe you would find it helpful.

      Thanks for reaching out for help. That is often the first step to getting victory. First, let me warn you that it will not be an easy road for you. I was speaking recently with a man who was an alcoholic and found victory over thirty years ago. To this day he knows that he is just one drink away from failure. But the important thing is that he has never taken that one drink. And it is possible for you to do the same. However, it is not possible for you to do this in your own strength. You need the strength of Jesus, in the form of the Holy Spirit in your life. And you need the help of Christian friends who will hold you accountable. The man I just referred to still goes for his regular accountability meetings. He is helping others as well, but he still needs them for himself as well. So I would encourage you to make sure that you are walking close to Christ, that you spend time in prayer and reading your Bible, and that you find a group of Christian friends who are ready to lay themselves on the altar of Christ to help you to regain victory and keep you dry. I can’t overstate the importance of all of these, because if any parts of this are lacking, you won’t make it.

  22. been battling alcoholism for decades. turning 50 in a couple of years and I have no wife, kids, a place I can call my own and no career, in fact jobless right now. tried every religion known to man, every program out there.
    few days sober now and been trying to find Christians battling this disease. Accepted Christ and relapsed, gave up on religion and relapsed. Back to Christ and not have it in me to do battle anymore.
    wish someone who found release from alcoholism through Christ would just contact me and show me how they did it

    • Hi, I am a Christian struggling with this problem, but I know God will deliver us. We have to fall on our knees and pray every time we feel we want a drink. I just haven’t done this because, let’s face it, it’s the harder thing to do. You sound like you’re searching and that’s good. Go to your church and find a sponsor-type friend to hold you accountable. That’s what I’m about to do. I will be praying for you and everyone else on this forum. There’s hope for you. God will change you and give you a life you’ll be proud to have.

  23. Hi Lester,

    I’m troubled about how wine/alcohol is not 100% advised against in the Bible. If God didn’t want man to drink alcohol, then why would He allow Jesus to actually promote it with His first miracle? Why wasn’t there more admonishment toward the drunk apostles that night in the garden?

    • In New Testament times fermentation was a basic method of keeping juice from spoiling. And water quality tended to be poor. So they viewed it differently than we do. Have you read the other comments? Did you see the agony some of these people are going through? Even from a practical perspective I would discourage alcohol. Addictions are a horrible thing.

      • I just told my mom yesterday that knowing me is like waiting for the other shoe to drop. People get tired of hearing I’m sorry. Don’t know how I’ve lived to 55. Drank rubbing alcohol once when my sister told me, why why don’t you just shoot yourself in the head? I never understood people who can drink with impunity. But they don’t get smashed! To those of us who are wired goofy, I entirely blame Satan.
        Doesn’t God promise that He can restore everything the devil STOLE?!! I just want my dignity back.

  24. I can see that there are a lot of people out there struggling with alcohol, and probably other addictions. I’m not sure how many of you are acquainted with our work here at Billboard Evangelism. We have a phone team of over 25 Christians and you can usually reach one of them between 8:00 AM and midnight Eastern Time.

      Call 855-367-8788. It’s toll free.

    Sometimes you will have to wait in the queue for a few minutes until someone is freed up. But they will be happy to talk to you and try to give you some help. They will also pray for you, and get you on our nationwide prayer list if you ask. SPECIAL BLESSINGS ON EVERY PERSON OUT THERE TRYING TO FIND DELIVERANCE FROM ALCOHOL.

      Call 855-367-8788 –LB (admin)
  25. My name is Kevin Williams I cannot handle this lie anymore. Alcohol has come to a point where it brings me into other satanic things. God made me an intelligent man, I have no excuse. I have faced combat several times. I Mach my own honor. I lost the finest girlfriend I ever had, but she taught me how to pray. 20 years of a failed marriage because I lived in denial of that too. I finally meet a really beautiful person and I threw it away over a drink. I have no honor. I feel like I’m cursing at God at this point. I’m tired of asking why. I need a miracle. I can’t think of any other way to put this I need a miracle. I will be truly grateful and indebted to any stranger out there that will put my name in his discussion with God. Please.

    • Dear Mr Williams The miracle is you. God’s child. I will pray to God for the Holy Spirit to give you courage and strength to seek professional help and seek sanctuary with Christians who understand. Try AA. We all sin and make mistakes and we can also be forgiven, heal and get our lives back on track. Rebuke Satan and press into Jesus like a child needing comfort. I will pray for you right now. May you let God shine in your life. Robyn

    • I love you Robert. Everything will be ok. You can do this.

    • YOU GOT IT. I have prayed and cried and screamed and bled to no avail. I know Satan laughs at me.I think that makes Jesus mad. I also think that if I could help just one person crawl out of hell, it would all be worth it.I also have been anorexic, been raped and beaten, and then thrown in jail for probation violation. My crime was I drank.
      Did you know Noah was a drunk? God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. Remember that.

  26. Time is what the body and mind need to heal, after a few days it will start getting better everday, good complex carbs are good to wean one of the toxic cheap sugar in booze. Do your research for me a good multi vitamin,multi b’s and omega 3 fish oil to replenish nutrients. Detox is nothing to be fooled with there are good doctors out there to help don’t be to prideful to ask for help!!!!!! Strong in CHRIST…..

  27. Hang in there take one day at a time here a little things that might help others .it helps me stay focused
    Goal of the day avoid the one drink .
    After a hot day of hard work
    Drink a cold soda sweet juice,tea or fruit slushy
    Instead of rewarding the mind with alcohol reward the body with hobbies,fishing ,work out.
    Make short small plan goals like for example today I will make a plan of my day. When you achieve them you will feel strength and control.
    Keep mind busy
    Try not to think about drinking or pay no mind to the battlefield of the flesh
    If you take it one day at a time you know you will find you’re self sober.
    When I had stop drinking people still drink around me and they ask do you want a beer I said to them no sir I’m ok I’m not drinking today .I kept my battlefield to my self
    Day kept going they will ask me do you want a drink I tell them no I’m not drinking and im on the road to sobering up .after a while they got the picture and say wow so you no longer drink saying no to the alcohol gives me strength Thru the Lord .
    Little by little my life started to change I found my self away from regrets and blessed by god.

    When your flesh it’s thirsty drink a soda or a juice till you thirst goes away instead of a beer
    Thats a tool that I use to defeat my battle in the flesh.
    Do not drink till you thirsty drink fluids and don’t give you craving any room.
    God bless the warriors of life
    If you change something in life you will realized how much it made a difference.

  28. Please pray for me. Im on day 1 of detox. Its so hard. Im So sick.

  29. I am battling alcoholism. i keep trying then falling backwards. God please help me overcome! I am asking for prayers for strength, and to overcome fear and fleshly desires.

    • Blessings to you today. I pray that God would be close to you and give you the strength you need. There are several things that often help: Surround yourself with Christian friends and a church that cares for you. And read the Bible every day. Memorize some verses that you can repeat when you are tempted. Listen to good Christian music that lifts your soul and causes you to think heavenly thoughts. Most of all, remember what Jesus did for you when he died for you. He wants you to be faithful — don’t let him down! -LB

    • Praying for myself and all others trying to stop drinking! I keep trying and failing.. please God help me. I don’t want this life anymore

  30. I’m just thinking about the faith side of God’s deliverance. Where does our Will to say no end and the Holy Spirit power begins?
    I believe He can do anything – move mountains… but this battle feels all mine.
    Can someone share personally about the experience of deliverance regarding alcohol?

    Many thanks

  31. I know I am an alcoholic, and with Jesus’ s help I had not picked up a drink for 16 months. Then life hit and the world looked good so I drank to be part of. The worse decision I ever made, now I have been drinking daily. Struggling to get back to the Lord and sobriety. I know through Christ a sober happy life is possible, I was living it. Satan fights the hardest when he is about to lose, I have to fight harder through Christ,.

    Please pray for me that I can start anew today.

    • Blessings Marc. I said a prayer for you. These struggles are too great for us to deal with in our own strength. But with God’s help and grace you can be victorious. Find some Christian fellowship and read your Bible. If you need help to find this, call our toll free number 1-855-367-8788. Someone will be glad to share with you and pray for you.

    • Be sober and vigilant for satan like a roaring lion seeks to devour you.. I tried for decades to serve GOD with a Budweiser in 1 hand and a bible in the other, the sin of drunkenness had me in a death grip until I realized GOD had me in his hands and soberly serving him thanking him and praising him is so much better then serving the flesh man, a little yeast levens the whole dough. Booze is like yeast 1 drink and poof the sin man is on a mission to cook himself, there is no moderation with alcohol once I saw that the battle of my mind won the fight..Stay strong in the LORD,,,,

  32. Please pray to me . I’m starting an alcohol detox today

  33. Please pray for me for strength.today is 8 days.i believe that I will be healed in Jesus name

  34. I have given up alcohol now for 8days.i was an a heavy alcoholic and tried to quit lots of times but always relapsed.i almost died drinking strong drink and then I said enough is enough, I am a believer so I said I’m going to take the first step by trying to stop and Jesus will then take ten.i believe I’m healed.

    • Thank you for your positive comment, Mark. We will pray that you can remain victorious in your battle. Put our toll-free number in your contacts list and call us if the battle gets too hard. 1-855-367-8788.

      • Please pray for Justin our son who just entered detox today.We are Pastors and Justin eas raised in church yet it got ahold of him He has a strong call on his life.

    • JESUS answers the broken repentful heart, I picture myself as the tax man beating his chest asking begging for mercy, the only thing alcohol did for me was give me a head ache from beating my head against a wall for 35 disgusting defeated yrs, JESUS said ” you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free”. No one including yourself can take you out of GODS hands, that is what got me sober knowing he loves me unconditionally which makes me want to serve him not my flesh.

    • I did the same thing as you. In Christ there is hope and deliverance.

    • How are you doing now? I really hope your successful!

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