I have two sons that have been going in the wrong direction. The oldest son has been battling drug and alcohol addiction. The other son is suffering from depression and maybe drugs as well. I loved them both and as their mother, I’m experiencing anxiety. Please advise me.

Sister E F

Response by
Pastor Grace Akalonu

Assuring Grace

Blessing to you, I can feel your pain about having your two sons in a deplorable state. Jeremiah 32:27 KJV Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me? Nothing is too hard for the Lord to do. Prayer is the first key. His hands are not shortened that He cannot reach us nor His ears too hard He cannot hear. Satan brings all manner of things to get us down, and these cases are indeed some of such. John 16:24 KJV And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Faith in Christ Jesus. Remember Jesus raised Lazarus in John 11, who was 4 days dead in the grave, how much more your children who are still alive. It is natural to feel low when your children are going through hard times, but you need to stand strong. You are the pillar holding them now, if you crumble, which will make Satan happy, the boys will collapse. Stand strong in prayers and in faith. Women have great potential when it comes to faith. I believe The Lord you will join the company. The woman with the issue of blood had faith that if she touches the helm of Jesus' garment, she will be made whole. She did and got her miracle Matthew 9:20-22. The Shunammite woman believed that her dead son will leave again as soon as she gets to Elisha, it happened 2 Kings 4:8-37. The woman whose only son died believed that Jesus can raise him, and He did Luke 7:11-17. The woman of Zarephath by faith gave Elijah their only plate of food and she survived the famine with her daughter 1 King 17. The woman who was bent for 18 years believed and she was made straight Luke13:10-17. The Canaanite woman believed, for her daughter vexed with evil spirit and he was delivered Matthew 15:21-28. Speak your faith, visit them and share the word of God with them. Tell them how much you love them and support them. The word is the sharpest instrument that can soften the hardest heart, break every chain, set the captive free, heal them that are bruised. At the name of Jesus, every knee will surely bow. The knees of drugs and depression will bow to you. Don’t give up or give in to anxiety. Because Jesus lives, you can face tomorrow. Many drug addicts have been healed and yours shall not be left out. You just need to hand it over to The Lord on your knees and confess your faith. Be strong and of good courage, it is the battle of champions. The name of The Lord is a Strong Tower, run into it with your family. 1 Peter 5:10 KJV But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. Read your Bible very often to draw strength, be positive, and sing praises. Praises works, it crumbled the walls of Jericho Joshua 6; Praise set the armies of Moab, Mount Seir and Ammon against each other 2 Chronicles 20:22-25 KJV And when they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another. And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped. And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much. Be patient and wait for the salvation of the Lord. Satan might suggest that it is taking too long, wait on the Lord. Hebrews 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.