Everyone needs recovery. You may think recovery is only for drug addicts, alcoholics and people whose lives are out of control.
That is not true. The Bible teaches us all of us suffer addiction. Sin is an addiction.
And the Bible says, “All have sinned.” None of us are perfect.
We have all made mistakes. We have all hurt ourselves and we have all hurt others.
Because of sin, we all need recovery in order to live the way God intends us to live. Celebrate Recovery is a Biblical recovery program based on the Beatitude’s of Jesus.
The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is not simply to recover from past sins and hurts. The goal is to become Christlike in our character. The Good News is regardless of whether your problem is emotional, financial, relational, mental or spiritual, God wants to help you.
In Isaiah 57:18-19 God says to His people that He has seen how the acted but He will heal them. He knows where we have been and what we have done. He knows where we stand today in all aspects of our lives and character. And, He knows where we are going to be in the future. And He says:
- If you have been hurt, “I want to heal you.”
- If you are confused, “I want to lead you.”
- If you have ever felt you were helpless to change anything “I want to help you.”
- If you have ever felt misunderstood “I want to comfort you,”
- If you feel worried of afraid “I want to offer peace to you.”
The reality is many of us have tried and failed at getting well on our own. We all need help. We all need community. We all need each other. Trying to fix our problems on our own only makes them worse. God is ready and waiting to help you, if you will let Him.
Celebrate Recovery is a life changing journey in which people experience freedom from sinful hurts, hang-ups and habits and they give up control and allow Jesus Christ to be the Lord of every area of their lives.
Adapted from the ‘Foreword’ of the Celebrate Recovery Bible
Celebrate Recovery Groups operate in numerous Churches throughout Australia.
To find a group or to start one, visit the find a group page on this website.