At the moment of surrender, we begin to hold the truth. What does that mean?
I think it means that the lie that we “need alcohol” no longer holds us. We start our journey away from dependence on the drug or alcohol to our independence.
In that surrendering to God of all of our addictions, we switch our dependence on alcohol or drugs to our dependence on God to carry us through and fill that hole inside. Believe it or not, when we depend on God, we are moving into independence—freedom from the bondage of addiction.
We don't have to hold it all together. We can let God do the holding us.
I love this song by, Casting Crowns, “Just Be Held”
Take a moment to read the lyrics and let them wash over you.
Just Be Held
Hold it all together
Everybody needs you strong
But life hits you out of nowhere
And barely leaves you holding on
And when you’re tired of fighting
Chained by your control
There’s freedom in surrender
Lay it down and let it go
So when you’re on your knees and answers seem so far away
You’re not alone, stop holding on and just be held
Your world’s not falling apart, it’s falling into place
I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held
Just be held, just be held
If your eyes are on the storm
You’ll wonder if I love you still
But if your eyes are on the cross
You’ll know I always have and I always will
And not a tear is wasted
In time, you’ll understand
I’m painting beauty with the ashes
Your life is in My hands
My favorite line is “And when you’re tired of fighting, chained by your control—
there’s freedom in surrender...”
Surrender. So powerful.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”