Our Creator has built into every person the desire and the need for love and acceptance. People need to be able to give and receive love freely! But not everyone is able to do that for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons are based on their environment, or family situation. Sometimes it can even be something that has been inherited, or passed down from past generations, like rejection or fear for example. And we must realize that we have an enemy who is always trying to keep us in bondage, and he has lots of invisible demon helpers to do his work for him. God has created us so that when we love Him, love ourselves, and love others, (Matt 22:37-39) our body produces the proper hormones like (serotonin) that make us feel good. A shortage of this hormone in our system causes us to look for a substitute, which can be any one of many things like food, alcohol, tobacco, or various drugs etc. People who have deep problems but live in denial are especially prone to addictions. It is difficult to walk away from addictions while still feeling unloved. A person must choose between bondage and freedom, God won't do it for us no matter how much we pray. (Deut 30:19). The Bible says choose this day whether we want blessings or curses, life or death!
Our Creator God created each one of us with this ability to make choices they can be good choices or bad choices. These choices are made by our "will", which along with "intellect" and "emotions" make up our "soul". Like all three parts of our soul, our will can be influenced by many different factors. We must keep this in mind when we try to understand addictions, whether for ourselves or others. The power over addictions or any other problem is always available through God. But it is only available on God's terms. On certain occasions He can move in our lives by supernatural methods that we call "miracles", but usually He operates according to His normal divine order. This requires a person to be in relationship with Him as a member of His Forever Family, and this is only possible by believing in, and receiving His Son Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. (John 14:6). This requires exercising "faith" which is a gift from Him, as explained by Paul as recorded in (Eph 2:1-10). When we do this and ask Him to forgive us of our sin, He will forgive us and cleanse us of all our unrighteous deeds, and adopt us into His Forever Family. At that point in time He gives us His Holy Spirit to dwell within our spirit. We are then qualified to ask Him for healing or deliverance from any bondage or addiction!!
Dave Jamer 30/04/12