“How do I Overcome Addiction and Find God?” (The Patrick Madrid Show)

If you’ve ever felt like you’ve strayed too far from God’s mercy, this conversation on The Patrick Madrid Show will remind you that Jesus is always there to welcome you back into His arms. You can never do anything that would make God love you less, and He wants you to have a fulfilling life with Him on Earth and in the life to come.

George, a 21-year-old caller from Texas, shares about his struggles with addiction and desire to find God. Raised with Jehovah’s Witness influences but now seeking a relationship with God on his own terms, George finds himself battling addictions to drugs and alcohol. He feels conflicted due to his family’s mixed reactions to his religious exploration. Despite attempts to attend church, George feels disconnected and struggles to accept God’s love because of his past actions.

Patrick Madrid offers George reassurance and guidance, focusing on God’s unconditional love and forgiveness. He shares the parable of the prodigal son to witness God’s desire to welcome back those who have strayed. Patrick encourages George to visit a Catholic church so that he can pray and seek solace in the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. He also suggests connecting with a local Catholic priest for mentorship and reaching out to Cenacolo for support in overcoming addiction.

Would you pray for George as he takes these next steps? As the Lord to shower His grace and mercy into His life and all those who need Him.

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.