You are stronger than you know. You have more power than you realize. Quiet power within that comes from God your father.
You don't comprehend this power because the world you live in magnifies all of your deepest fears. The vision of who you are truly meant to be is buried under humiliation, unworthiness, and shame, until you can't find your soul anymore. You don't recognize your life or who you've become.
You, child of God, were never meant to bear these things. They have taken over and close you down as you reach for the quickest way to numb out.
It becomes your survival, it becomes more essential that anything else in your life because it is the only friend you have that doesn't judge you and gives your screaming head the temporary rest it craves.
That is what the darkness tells you. The darkness makes it seem as if it is the only truth that exists, and it is a lie. A lie that will be exposed when you lay it all down at the feet of the ancient and living I AM who redeems all things and can liberate you from the hell you live in, Jesus Christ. Lay it down. Without holding onto anything, not even a scrap of the old. Ask for the forgiveness that will free your mind from the hell addiction has created in your life. He will grant it. It is not a simple or easy act, but it is no more complicated than that for those who genuinely seek it with their whole heart.
Wait on His light and freedom, something you have not felt since you were a child, running and playing in the sun, full of life. Wait and pray to feel your God-given power and see the first light illuminate your path from the shadows. Believe and know it will lead you to change the world for the better as you become fully released, empowered and loved. The path is yours to take, but you are the only one who can uncover it.
Lord, I pray for anyone reading this, struggling with addiction, that you will bless them abundantly, let them feel your love and give them strength and hope for a new life. Uncover the life you have been waiting on them to find. Amen.