Episode 11- On addiction, surrender, and transparency (Ryan Johnson)
By Heather Lobe Johnson
When we’re in the embers, do we run back to the fire, do we stay in the ash, or do we fully surrender to the healing process God has for us? In this episode, Heather is joined by her husband Ryan who shares his story of how his addiction to prescription pain killers eventually brought Him to the Lord and sobriety. Heather and Ryan discuss the process of true surrender, the need for transparency when we’re struggling, and parallels in Scripture that remind us of how the Lord grows and redeem us through the hardest parts of our stories. Resources in this episode: Teen Challenge Program Apologetic books/authors mentioned: The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel, Dr. Hugh Ross (Christian physicist), C.S. Lewis Ezekiel 36:26, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Exodus 6 (describing the way God sent Moses to the Promise Land) Hebrews 3:19 (“when all the unbelief dies”) Joshua 3 (Joshua and Caleb cross the Jordan), Joshua 4 (memorial stones) 1 Samuel 7:12 (Ebenezer stones) Connect with Heather Lobe Johnson for prayer, resources, and daily encouragement on Instagram (@heatherlobejohnson).