if you only believe

Have you ever desperately needed something? And no matter how hard you tried, it seemed as though you would never obtain the thing you desired? Are you up against a problem that seems to have no possible solution? Be encouraged to know that all things are possible to you if you only believe. Our God is a God of impossibilities, and He delights in doing the impossible for those who love Him.

The Impossible Is Achievable

There is a story in the 9th chapter of the Book of Mark, in which a father came face-to-face with the impossible (Mark 9:14-29). This father went to everyone he thought could help him. However, one was able to help him, that is until he brought his problem to Jesus. An evil spirit often tormented this father’s son. The evil spirit would often overpower his son. It would cause him to foam from the mouth, gnash his teeth, and become rigid. Many times the evil spirit attempted to kill his son by throwing him to the ground, into the water, and even into the fire. The father realized that he was powerless to help his son, so he brought him to Jesus.

When the evil spirit in the boy saw Jesus, it convulsed the boy and threw him to the ground. As the father watched his son wallow helplessly on the ground, foaming at the mouth, he said to Jesus, “If You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” Jesus answered, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” When the boy’s father heard Jesus’ reply, he immediately cried out, and with tears streaming down his face he said, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

If You Can Believe

The father acknowledged that he believed Jesus could heal his son, so why would he ask Jesus to help his unbelief? Is it possible to believe and still have unbelief? The answer is yes. In difficult and desperate situations, we do it all the time. How many times have you read “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes, we are healed? (Isaiah 53:5)” Yet you might still be suffering from some type of sickness or disease.

Although your faith is in the finished work of Christ, you don’t focus your faith on believing that God loves you enough to deliver you from your impossible situation. It is not a question of whether God can do anything to help our seemingly impossible situations, but rather it is whether we can believe He will help us.

Perhaps you have been praying in faith for healing or deliverance from an addiction and you have not seen results. Rather than become complacent or slack in your praying, just ask the Lord to help your unbelief. Do not allow doubt and despair to rob you of your faith in the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus defeated the enemy. That means he defeated poverty, sickness, addiction, and anything that comes against you. When you find yourself in an impossible situation, don’t just say, “I have faith.” A smidgen of unbelief will make your faith of non-effect. Ask God to help your unbelief and then allow Jesus to fix it.

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Recovery from Heroin
Heroin is an opioid drug made from Morphine. It belongs to the category of opium related painkillers. It looks like a white or brown powder, or a sticky black tar. Many people smoke or snort heroin, while some inject it into their veins. The number of people who use heroin has steadily risen over the years.
Why do people use heroin?
Some people take it as a means of reducing pain.
Some people take it in order to deal with anxiety, worries and other stressors.
Those who become dependent on or misuse these drugs may start looking for a stronger, cheaper, higher one.
Heroin is dangerous. Research showed that overdose death rate rose and some of these deaths happen because heroin is laced with other drugs such as this painkiller: “Fentanyl” No matter how you take it, whether by injection, snorting or smoking, heroin gets to your brain quickly and it’s also easy ever addicted. After using heroin just one or two times, it can be hard to stop yourself from using again.
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You see, the moment you take heroin, you get this ecstasy; this rush of happiness or good feelings just in a rush. Then after that rush of good feelings, you thinking and walking rate becomes slow; at times you feel like you are in a dream.
How does Heroin affect you?
It blocks your body from getting pain messages and slows your heart rate and breathing.
Overdosing leads to death.
What are the effects of taking Heroin?
Taking Heroin results in:
Dryness of the mouth.
Flushed skin
Heavy arms and legs
Collapsed veins
Upset stomach
Itchy brain
Heart valves infection
Liver disease
Skin infection
Kidney disease
Mental disorders
Lung diseases
Menstruation problems
A higher chance of getting HIV/ AIDS, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C
Have you ever tried withdrawing from Heroin on your own by personal struggles to stay sober?
If you try to stay sober from Heroin, you are likely to see these signs:
Severe muscle and bone pain
Diarrhea and vomiting
Cold flashes
Uncontrollable leg movements
Health problems
Trouble at home, work or school
Loss of white mater in the brain which affects decision making and control.
“Can I ever be free from Heroin? I want to be free”
Is this your heart’s cry? Does it really break your heart that you found yourself trapped by Heroin and you just can’t find freedom? I announce to you that you can be free! Sounds quite amazing? Yes, you can be free! Jesus paid the price for your complete dominion over Heroin. He has the power to break the chains of this addiction.
Think about the effects of being addicted to heroin. For how long will you struggle on your own, depending on yourself? Your life is so beautiful and your future is so bright, you must not allow Heroin destroy you. Your destiny is so promising and should not be truncated by Heroin. Your soul is so precious and should not be wasted by addiction to Heroin.
Dear reader, you’ve been fighting on your own to set yourself free, but the more you struggle, the more it threatens your life, future, family, health, present and eternal destiny; it even threatens the reality of living a beautiful life. Think about this!
Now, I know a Deliverer who has the power to liberate you and make you escape the snare of addiction. His name is Jesus! The Bible says, “Surely, he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4,5)
He did that just for you!
Do you know that He is the Mediator between you and God. Despite the fact that sin, and this addiction has separated you from the One who loves you, Jesus is the Mediator. God sent Him to pay the price of Mankind’s redemption; and yes, to redeem you from sinful nature of humans and Heroin which seem stronger than you are.
You need to repent and get reconciled with God. He is a holy God; and He loves you. But you can’t access Him based on religion, depraved merits and others. That is why He sent His Sib, Jesus who is The Way. Jesus says: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man cometh to the Father but by me.” (John 14:6)
So, you need to believe in Jesus and repent of your sins in order to make right with God. Surrender to Jesus and welcome Him into your heart as Your Personal Lord and Saviour. He will liberate you from the chains of sin and Heroin.
Do this now!
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