Praying for Your Addicted Loved One – Guest Post by Sharron Cosby

Divine Encouragement welcomes Sharron Cosby as our guest blogger this week.
Watching someone self-destruct hurts. Wanting to fix something not yours to fix breeds frustration. Crying at the mere thought of your loved one’s bleak future melds into hopelessness.
I experienced those emotions and then some. My son’s addiction wore me down and created havoc within my family. But all was not lost. God had a plan to redeem and restore my son and my family.
On October 8, 2009, I tossed and turned, fighting sleep as I worried about my son. His addiction had reached new depths and I feared the worst. Instead of watching “Say Yes to the Dress,” I reached for my Bible and remembered a Facebook post, “Jeremiah 30 and 31. Restoration Promised.”
I began reading the verses and tears flowed in rivulets down my face. Jeremiah 31:15-17 upended my world when I read, “There’s a voice weeping in Ramah, Rachel, weeping for her children because they are no more. Stop your weeping; your tears will be rewarded. Your children will return to their land. (paraphrase)” A peace she’d never experienced enveloped her heart, and she knew her son would be okay.
The inspiration for writing Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90 came soon after I read the Jeremiah passages. The ninety days of devotions provide a glimpse into our family’s journey with addiction, relapses and recovery. I wanted to share the hope I found with others in similar hopeless situations. The book’s takeaway is hope—for better outcomes, restored relationships, restored health.
I write with a conversational style and candid family stories to welcome readers to prayerfully consider their experience with their addict. You feel as though you’re sitting at a table having a cup of coffee with a friend.
Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90 is available through Amazon.
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