Darlene Rose

The Lord gave the word; great was the company of those who proclaimed it. Psalm 68:11

I Don’t Have a Heart for the Addicted

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This is going to shock some of you and indeed it did me. I’ve been here all morning, putting this together in my head but yes, it is God. He is unraveling my thinking. I’m going to start this by telling you my thought this morning – and that thought led me to further questions. “But I don’t have a heart for the addict”

Yes – that was my thought and that was what I had to ponder. I’ll back up. Recently, I was GIVEN a free class; amino acids for mental health and addiction recovery. Last night a man walked into the store for the first time – he has a testimony of what God has done for him after being an addict. (Check out his ministry at Keep It Real Ministries on FB). One thing led to another and he asked me the question at the same time I answered it – regarding nutrition for the addict. He said “Why is nobody talking about this?” and I said “I am.” And a few years back, some of you may recall I was the nutritionist and project manager for a recovery group called Wholistic Addiction Recovery (aka WAR – tagline Waging War against Addiction) but the group didn’t last – it was put on hold for clearer vision or later time. So, why would I have that thought?

You might think it was the enemy steering me away. But what if I am to tell you this is GOD? And that is what I am meditating on this morning. I ran through similar thoughts I have had recently. “I don’t really have a heart for the elderly.” “I don’t really have a heart for the poorly nourished.” “I don’t really have a heart for the sick.”

Jesus walked through the multitudes (Lk 8:43-48) and a woman with the issue of blood came and touched his garment. He wanted to know “who touched me?” The crowd was thronging together and pressing on Him and He asked “Who touched me?” Like “isn’t EVERYONE pressing on Him? No, they were not. They may have physically been pressing on Him, but they were not desperately pressing on Him. In need of Him. In need of change for their lives. Lost-all-their-other-resources pressing on Him. He is not moved by the need of the people. He is moved by God the Father. It was God the Father who touched Jesus’s heart to see the woman in her desperate state. Her need. It was not the need of the people. It was faith.

Another friend posted in FB this morning that she has gotten to a place where she has no more goals. Only to do God’s will. And this post was seen by me as I was reflecting this morning on all this. I posted that I am nearly 60 years old. While most my age are thinking of how they will take care of themselves financially and physically, I have no goals. LOL Yet, I am reminded of the woman who gave me the class and a man who walked into the store 1 month to the day to ask me “why isn’t anyone talking about this?” (meaning nutrition recovery).

I’m also reminded of a previous meeting I had with someone that could cost me my job if I didn’t have the right words, but I didn’t meditate on any words. I just gave it to God, knowing He would speak to me and through me.

It is called Faith. It is called “I am just standing there and the Lord moves.”
It takes FAITH to be still.
It takes FAITH to trust.
It takes FAITH to be completely at peace during a plandemic outbreak and know that I know that I know I am not affected.
It takes FAITH to remain at peace when everything in my body is saying “quit before your body kills you”.
And it takes FAITH to say “I dont have a heart for the addict.”

See – Jesus has a heart for the plight of ALL HIS people. It is a burden I cannot carry. He has a heart for the addict, the sick, the poor, the mentally unstable, etc. He has removed my need to meet the need of people. HE has removed my need to operate in my own power. I cannot. When your focus is on Him, you will find your heart has no power of its own. It has borrowed power.

So the question is “Whose power are you borrowing from?”

Lk 8:42 But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him.
43 Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any,
44 came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.
45 And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?”When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ”
46 But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.”
47 Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.
48 And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”
49 While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher.”
50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.”

The people were upset with Jesus that He didn’t arrive quicker to heal the young woman (when you read entire text you will see).

But Jesus was about His Father’s business. And Jesus was not at all concerned. The young dead girl was not really dead.

The Father chose a different way to bring life to her.

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2 responses to “I Don’t Have a Heart for the Addicted”

  1. Thank you Darlene Rose… Totally touched my soul today.
    Exactly what I’ve been sensing in myself. Partly because I have very little energy actually for a few months but even this …
    the Lord has shown me is Him allowing this so as that I won’t be ‘doing’ in my strength. He wants me to stand still in Faith. (Ps 46:10) My heart is at total peace with Him through this. He’s growing us up as a tree with many branches whose roots go very deep. And it’s ok. It’s actually more than ok. I pray for those more now where as I was trying so often to ‘do’ more for those. Gods ways are so not our ways. His economy doesn’t look like our economy. What God is telling me ‘in the dark of night’ He has ask me to protect that… so the enemy cannot steal it because others around me may not have the faith therefore allowing the enemy access to what right now is only for the Lord to show me…. So until my faith becomes tangible I think I will be still and sit in that faith.

    1. My sweet friend. Thank you for taking a few moments to read this and for your comments. In this season I pray you are able to find complete rest and stillness in Him. We really are only to be waiting for our next assignment aren’t we? And that isn’t to call anyone “an assignment” as if love isn’t there. Love is fully there when He leads. Eating from the Tree of Life, Love you
      much! ❤

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