“One pill makes you larger And one pill makes you small And the one’s that mother gives you Don’t do anything at all”
-Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit
Whether from the street or from the shrink, drugs intended to improve behavior alter your personality, where, like Alice, you morph into something you are not. And in your quest to expand your mind and find meaning in life, you end up in Alice’s Wonderland, chasing after a fantasy.
As the song continues:
“And if you go chasing rabbits And you know you’re going to fall”
Drug abuse enslaves you.
“When men on the chessboard Get up and tell you where to go And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom And your mind is movin’ slow
Go ask Alice I think, she’ll know”
Drugs don’t resolve but mask the problem.
King David fell into an emotional pit. Did he call forth the royal shrink and take an anti-depressant? No. David’s depression and anxiety was a result of sin, disobedience to God by committing adultery.
How did King David handle his fall into the pit of despair? After feeling depressed as a result of committing adultery, he writes “Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony. My soul is in deep anguish. How long, LORD, how long?” Psalm 6: 2-3
But David confessed his sin and God delivered him: “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” Psalm 40:2. Using drugs to feel better is like ignoring the check engine light in your car. By ignoring the warning, like your car, you will eventualy break down, with negative side effects.
Stop chasing white rabbits; submit to God!