Q    Pastor Graham, is it possible that my grief has become an addiction?

A  Yes. An addiction is anything that controls you to an unhealthy degree. You can be addicted to emotions like grief, anger, or negativity just as you can be addicted to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, gambling, sexual immorality, or even overwork. But Jesus has the power to break every chain that controls you.

Q    How can I break free from the things that control me?

A    Jesus said, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). So, you need to stop believing the lies that are holding you hostage, and start believing in the truth. You also must rely on the power of Christ in you. That’s when you’ll be free. That’s when you’ll walk in the Spirit and find “if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).