Christianity, COVID-19, Opioids, Overdose, Psychotherapy & Drug Addiction

Drug Abuse
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By Nneka Okumazie

Emptiness can also be described as a tear in the soul. Whatever individuals use to fill up becomes the engine with which they run their lives.

It is impossible to understand how – sometimes, there is no apparent problem, or pressure, but an undefined feeling demands the use of something to feel better.

There are lots of excuses why people say they do what they do. There are also some who don’t know how they got there.

Drug abuse, overdose, and all kinds of addictions are horrors to the present world. They collectively defy solution – with so many cases hard to place.

The particular risk with any use can go from predictable to unpredictable. There are several kinds of interventions, but one problem may be freedom.

Everyone has a choice, and everyone wants more freedom. There are families of great discipline that some find a way around. There are places of enough freedom that some get to the end of the line and want an extension.

The freedom situation can be traced back to the Creator. Many people hate Christianity, or say they don’t want to hear about Jesus. Some question if God loves the world – because tragedies exist.

But they forget that everyone has the freedom to do whatever anyone likes, or whatever feels right, until consequences come.

Obedience is tough for all, but the consequences of disobedience are described as wickedness.

No, God is not wicked. God loves the world, regardless if human reasoning, feeling or evidence points otherwise.

To know that discipline can be enforced, rather freedom is permitted so that voluntary acceptance is asked, is one of the scary factors about the Lord God Almighty.

In recovering from addiction, rather than accept the limitations of one’s knowledge, and pray a simple prayer, that Lord, have mercy on me, or please do not lay my sin to my charge, or Lord, I don’t know what I’m doing, or saviour, please in your mercy, save me, many argue to the ledge of destruction.

Lots of intervention program should include Christ, not most therapy recommendations that often fail because emptiness shows up again.

Yes, accepting Jesus does not guarantee a rosy life, because it is not a card of physical evidence, but to connect to God, a spirit, and to see heaven, hope that can also fill the soul.

There are lots of people on social media, or some strange activism, who behind it are powered by drugs or strange desires.

As a fact, some causes say one thing, but actually a driver for another hobby to fight emptiness.

The creator watches everyone.

The COVID-19 pandemic has met some in their emptiness. It has diverted anxieties temporarily. It has also driven some to suicide and others away.

But Christ is the way.

Some want to understand everything before they accept, forgetting that the mind is limited, and that no subject is fully understood before acceptance of it might.

For example, with all the understanding, virology is in confusion with the coronavirus. The economists are confused about recession, stimulus and the economy.

It is true that a life of discipline and self-denial can be rigorous.

It is also true that going courageously to connect to a life of grace and faith in Christ is tougher, but the Holy Spirit, the wind of mercy, helps those who choose to come to Jesus.

Drug and other kinds of addicts often feel bad for themselves, but can’t help themselves.

How about accept the limits of human knowledge, human sight and human coping mechanisms, but to submit to the sovereign God.

[Luke 18:13, And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.]

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng