Loss of Feeling

Ephesians 5:12 It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see.

When a person is under the influence of alcohol or drugs they can be insensitive to what they are doing, unaware of their stupidity or aggression. Their behaviour can be quite out of character. Their feelings can be over sensitive or numbed. It is a false world; reality is ambushed, decency squandered and others disregarded. Ephesians 4:19  says “They can’t think straight anymore. Feeling no pain, they let themselves go.”  We can be drugged by intoxication to the worlds poisonous ways.

A sought-after virtue of sobriety can be to feel nice about it. However, be warned it is unlikely any of us will escape days when we don’t feel good about it.  Recovery does not save us from those days and those feelings. We have to learn to place our faith above our feelings. Seek God in dealing with all our needs. Prayer can help drive away doubts and gloom, the Bible assist us in obtaining uplifting reassurance that ‘God is still on the throne.’

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