Renaissance Ranch

The Role of Faith at Renaissance Ranch

Aug 12, 2021

Spirituality can be an essential aspect of healing from any diagnosis, especially a diagnosis of substance use disorder. Finding a way to heal is multi-faceted and is not just physical. At Renaissance Ranch, we take the role of faith in recovery very seriously. The first step of the 12-Steps is recognizing that you can no longer do it alone. Steps Two and Three require you to find faith in a Higher Power and turn your will over to that Higher Power. At Renaissance Ranch, we recognize the importance of these three steps and focus on healing not just the physical and psychological aspects of addiction but also the spiritual.

The Importance of Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Healing

The word renaissance means a revival. During recovery from substance use disorder, focusing on all elements of your personal self (physical, mental, and spiritual) is essential for recovery. Recovering from merely the physical does not leave you prepared for the emotional aspects of returning to your daily life. Focusing on all three of these elements of recovery helps to ensure your success when you return to your everyday life after treatment. 

The Role of Faith in Recovery

Recovering from addiction can be challenging at times. It can be hard to break old habits, confront problems, and change your way of thinking and living. However, making these changes is a critical part of building a sober lifestyle. Having faith can help you stay motivated and stay on track; it gives you beliefs to hold on to. 

When you are connected with faith, you are never alone. God is always there beside you. On your darkest or brightest days, faith allows you to always have Him with you. When you feel alone, God is right there. When no one picks up the phone, God is there. With faith, you can start up a conversation with Him anytime, anywhere. God will always help lead you through your problems, and knowing this can help you continue on the path of recovery. 

The Importance of a Gospel-Centered Approach

Having a gospel-centered approach to treatment encourages you to reach out for help that will be there throughout treatment and after you return home. Spirituality is a life-long journey that will help you through every aspect of your life. Turning your problems over to God is not just a one-time event; turning problems over daily is what promotes success in your life.

As part of our mission, we strive to make you feel the love and hope of the gospel. Using the Twelve Steps, which are focused on the understanding of a Higher Power, is a significant aspect of our clinically-driven treatment. The Twelve Steps have been used for decades as a major part of addiction recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and other recovery-based groups. They have been shown to be effective because of the focus on spirituality.

While not required to embrace the gospel during your treatment stay, you will find it helpful to keep an open mind about the role of a Higher Power in your treatment. Most of the Twelve Steps involve the understanding of the presence of a Higher Power and asking Him to play a role in helping you recover from your substance use disorder. Having an open mind to the role of spirituality and a Higher Power will assist you in understanding and getting the most from the treatment we at Renaissance Ranch provide.

What Renaissance Ranch Offers

As part of our treatment, Renaissance Ranch offers church services and daily time for prayer and reflection, which has been shown to play a positive and reinforcing role in recovery from addictive behaviors. We encourage the study of scriptures and meetings with church leaders to assist in creating a plan for returning to your daily life post-treatment. We do not require you to accept the gospel or any religious understanding, but we believe it fosters recovery, and we use it as a part of our treatment program.

One of the promises in the Bible is Psalm 29:11, which states, “The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.” This is a significant promise from God, ensuring that we can be renewed and reborn with strength and peace if we turn to Him. Promises like this are throughout the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, which is why Renaissance Ranch uses a gospel-centered approach to its treatment methods.

Healing from addiction is not an easy task. It takes great heart, faith, and courage. Building the courage to tackle this difficult task requires an amazing amount of faith, not only in yourself but perhaps in a Higher Power as well. At Renaissance Ranch, we offer clinically-driven treatment that embraces the 12-Step principles and focuses on the gospel and spirituality as two essential aspects of healing. There are three elements to effective healing: physical, emotional, and spiritual. At Renaissance Ranch, we address all three pieces and guide you through every step of the recovery process. We start with detox and provide you with resources even after you leave treatment. Having a spiritual element boosts your success, and we want you to have as many tools as possible for your success during treatment and when you go home. Reach out to us at Renaissance Ranch by calling (801) 308-8898 and find healing today for all parts of your life.