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God speaks to us in many ways, though it is up to us to listen. When dealing with trauma, addiction, or struggle in our lives, our ability to tune into the subtle yet profound words of the Lord oftentimes may diminish. We become deaf to His teachings due to our preoccupation with the situation at hand. However, it is in these moments of darkness that we need God the most.

If you are struggling to connect with God when you need Him the most, it may be helpful to draw on the Bible, where His words are always present and accessible. Below are some helpful verses to help guide your study, and inspire your journey toward healing and happiness through the Lord.

Scriptures about Faith

 Joshua 1:9 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Matthew 7:7-11

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Scriptures about Temptation

1 Corinthians 10:12-13

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptationhas 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.

Psalm 94:17-18

Unless the Lord had given me help,
I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.

Scriptures about Integrity

Ephesians 5:15-17 

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Hebrews 12:12-15

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. 

Scriptures about Grace

Ephesians 2:8 

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.

Luke 6:20-21 

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.”

Scriptures about Prayer

Proverbs 4:20-22

My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body.

James 5:16

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

If you are struggling with your faith or with finding ways to connect with God during your recovery process, the team at The Center • A Place of HOPE can help. Our faith-based approach focuses on healing the whole person. Fill out this form or call 1-888-747-5592 to speak with a specialist today to learn how your faith can be an integral part of your healing journey.