Are You or Someone You Know Addicted to Psychics or Tarot?
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. - Matthew 6:34
There is a dirty little secret out there that nobody wants to talk about. Someone that you work with or know personally may be addicted to psychics or tarot, but they are too ashamed to admit it. Mainstream society thinks you have to be crazy to believe such nonsense, but for the person addicted to a psychic, they don't care, they just want answers. Once they get hooked, they are tangled up with not only the intense feelings they can't cope with, but also whatever outcome the psychic promises. Either way, they can't let go of it. The psychic or tarot cards acts like a placebo or a crutch.
For some people, tarot or visiting a psychic is just pure entertainment, but nothing they take seriously. It's just for fun. An addict, on the other hand, crosses that line and it becomes a major problem.
A search on Google will give you over 18,200,000 results for "psychic" so obviously someone is interested in seeing them. On the other hand, if you do a search for "tarot", you will get 19,100,000 results. Surprisingly, tarot is more popular than psychic by almost a million results. Some people believe that the occult is harmless, but is it really just harmless fun or more than that? Some will go as far as to tell you that you open the door to demons when you consult with psychics or tarot.
Many addicts, for one reason or another, don't have effective ways of coping with a heavy heart and they're on their own so they reach out to these psychics for comfort and attention. The psychic becomes their personal healer and sometimes even their Saviour, promising them a brighter future. They put a lot of hope in what they say and if one psychic doesn't tell them what they want to hear, they'll keep going to different ones until eventually they find one that tells them what they want to hear.
Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God. - Leviticus 19:31
Drug of Choice
The whole experience of turning to a psychic or tarot is very much like a drug. No matter how much they try, they can't let go. It's like a great big adrenaline rush. The psychic tells them what they want to hear or the cards tell them their day is going to go this way or that way. It doesn't matter as long as they get answers when they feel their world is slipping away. People who go to these psychics come from all walks of life, rich and poor, young and old. It doesn't make any difference. Just like any other addiction, it has no barriers.
Signs of an Addict
Someone addicted to psychics or tarot may exhibit some of the following signs:
- They become very dependent on them for answers.
- They become increasingly despondent or stressed out if the outcome doesn't come out as predicted.
- Over time, they grow agitated and bitter because they want answers and they want them now.
- They will spend a great deal of money for these readings. If it's money they just don't have, they will beg, steal or borrow to get it. Some will even pay up to $250 an hour. For many who are lost, it's no laughing matter.
- Some can't go a week or even a day without consulting a psychic or their tarot cards regarding personal life decisions.
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
According to one lady I met who worked as a psychic, most people consulted her because of a broken heart. The truth is the pain is unbearable for some. When someone they've loved hurts them, they just can't accept it. They go through a long period of absolute denial. They hope that one day they will get back together with that person. It's even worse when someone they've loved abandons them for no reason and they are left floundering trying to pick up the pieces of their lives. Their friends and family don't want to hear about it so they reach out to these psychics who claim to have all the answers with just one catch, you have to pay them first. The glowing promises for your future are conditional based on a monetary fee. They are not based on the Truth.
When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. - Isaiah 8:19-20
Over time, most addicts get fed up with all the psychics and tarot. Their pain starts to subside, and then the addict starts to look for the Truth, the real Truth. The Truth lies in Jesus. You don't have to pay for God's promises. Jesus gives you the Truth freely. He will listen to you 24/7 and he will guide you with his Word to a better life, one that is filled with promise and hope. But, he can't help you unless you surrender. It's a matter of letting go of the addiction, and repenting so that he can repair the damage. He will do just that if you place your faith in him. Seek out people who have faith and join a local church. They will encourage you and lift you up in prayer and fellowship.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. - John 8:32
The solution is not hard. Addicts need faith and prayer. If they believe in a spiritual world, they need to hear the Truth and that is the Truth of the Gospel. Psychics can promise you the moon, but Jesus knows they can't guarantee it. Nobody on earth can wipe away your pain and suffering, but Jesus can and he will if you let him.
If you still can't let go for whatever reason, I urge you to seek out a mature Christian who is strong in the faith and ask them to pray for you. Confess to them that you're addicted to a psychic or tarot and that you need help. Let them pray for you and let the healing begin.
The truth of the matter is your future is in the hands of God, not a psychic and definitely not in cards. Faith is the one and only key to healing a broken heart and making it whole again. Amen.
By the way, my curiosity led me to find out just how many results "Jesus" gets in Google's search engine. Jesus has 846,000,000 results. And the "devil" has 552,000,000 results. When you think about it, isn't that interesting? The spiritual world is definitely alive and well, no matter how you choose to look at it.
As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling. She followed Paul and us, crying out, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.” And this she kept doing for many days. Paul, having become greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour. - Acts 16:16-18