53+ Bible Verses About Addiction

Bible Verses 101 Staff.
Last updated
November 29, 2023

Struggling with addiction can feel like wandering through a relentless storm, one that obscures hope and strength with its overwhelming presence. It's a battle that many face, but the good news is that there's a beacon of light available through faith and scripture. This article presents a total of 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes that offer guidance, comfort, and a path toward healing from the grasp of addiction. These passages from the New King James Version (NKJV) reflect the timeless wisdom and enduring love that can help to break the chains of addiction.

As you navigate through these scriptures and quotes, you may find solace in knowing that you're not alone. The journey towards recovery is often a step-by-step process, filled with small victories and moments of grace. Let these words serve as stepping stones, leading you to a comprehensive understanding of the strength that faith can provide. Whether for yourself or a loved one, these verses and quotes can be a source of hope and renewal in the face of addiction's challenges.

Understanding Temptation and Addiction

"No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it."

- 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV)

"Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him."

- James 1:12 (NKJV)

"And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."

- Matthew 6:13 (NKJV)

"I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh."

- Galatians 5:16 (NKJV)

"For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world."

- 1 John 2:16 (NKJV)

"But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed."

- James 1:14 (NKJV)

"Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."

- James 4:7 (NKJV)

Finding Strength in God to Overcome

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

- Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him."

- Psalms 28:7 (NKJV)

"But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one."

- 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NKJV)

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."

- Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)

"Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved."

- Psalms 55:22 (NKJV)


"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."

- Deuteronomy 31:6 (NKJV)

"My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

- Psalms 73:26 (NKJV)

Healing and Restoration Through Christ

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."

- Psalms 147:3 (NKJV)

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

- Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."

- 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

"Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit."

- Psalms 51:12 (NKJV)

"And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you."

- Joel 2:25 (NKJV)

"Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed."

- 1 Peter 2:24 (NKJV)

"And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you."

- Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)

Peace and Comfort from God in Struggle

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

- John 14:27 (NKJV)

"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You."

- Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV)

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;"

- Philippians 4:6 (NKJV)

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."

- 1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV)

"The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit."

- Psalms 34:18 (NKJV)

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

- 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."

- Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV)

Seeking Wisdom and Guidance

"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him."

- James 1:5 (NKJV)

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."

- Psalms 119:105 (NKJV)

"For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding;"

- Proverbs 2:6 (NKJV)

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."

- Proverbs 9:10 (NKJV)

"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

- Philippians 4:7 (NKJV)

"Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known."

- Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV)

The Role of Community and Fellowship

"And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching."

- Hebrews 10:24-25 (NKJV)

"Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."

- Galatians 6:2 (NKJV)

"Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up."

- Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NKJV)

"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective."

- James 5:16 (NKJV)

"Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another."

- Proverbs 27:17 (NKJV)

"That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me."

- John 17:21 (NKJV)

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another."

- John 13:34 (NKJV)

Power of Prayer in Overcoming Addiction

"The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."

- James 5:16b (NKJV)

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

- Matthew 7:7 (NKJV)

"And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

- Matthew 21:22 (NKJV)

"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—"

- Ephesians 6:18 (NKJV)

"Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you."

- Jeremiah 29:12 (NKJV)

"Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;"

- Romans 12:12 (NKJV)

"Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

- Matthew 26:41 (NKJV)

Hope for Transformation Through Christ

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."

- Romans 12:2 (NKJV)

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."

- 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

"Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;"

- Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

- Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)

"To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified."

- Isaiah 61:3 (NKJV)

"And He who sat on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new.' And He said to me, 'Write, for these words are true and faithful.'"

- Revelation 21:5 (NKJV)

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

- Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

Christian Quotes

"No matter how steep the mountain - the Lord is going to climb it with you."

- Helen Steiner Rice

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

- John Wesley


"God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile."

- Max Lucado

"Addiction might be the road to hell, but it’s paved with the good intentions of God."

- Craig D. Lounsbrough

"There is no pit so deep, that God's love is not deeper still."

- Corrie Ten Boom

"Sometimes God lets you hit rock bottom so that you will discover that He is the rock at the bottom."

- Tony Evans

"The chains of addiction are too light to be felt until they are too strong to be broken."

- Warren W. Wiersbe


As we've explored these powerful scriptures and reflections, we understand that addiction is not just a physical struggle but a spiritual battle. With faith, prayer, and the support of the community, victory is attainable. Below are three Bible verses that encapsulate the hope and strength offered to us through our faith.

"For with God nothing will be impossible."

- Luke 1:37 (NKJV)

"But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one."

- 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NKJV)

"The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit."

- Psalms 34:18 (NKJV)

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