Deadbolts & Desperation
Throughout Iran, padlocks, deadbolts, and security gates abound. The reason? Crime prevention. Where there is a drug problem, there is a crime problem. Although the government gives very low statistics for drug addicts, the locks declare a different story.
On his apartment door in Tehran, Amin Mohammad has iron bars and three large deadbolts to provide security. Amin, himself, knows the desperation of finding money to pay for the next high; he is a recovering drug addict. He is rebuilding his life after opium almost destroyed it and continues to attend a weekly Narcotics Anonymous group. It is common to see such groups meeting each night in the many parks across the country. Amin has two young children, and he believes the way of Jesus is right, but is afraid to renounce his religion to follow Christ.
“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” –John 8:32, HCSB
Pray for Amin and the millions of Iranians like him who struggle with the temptation of illegal drugs. It is such an easy way to temporarily escape the hopelessness they feel.
Ask God to heal the millions of Iranians currently battling addiction.
Pray for God to give wisdom and understanding to believers as they minister to addicts.