Zack Gudzan Podcast - Faith and Sobriety

Zack Gudzan Podcast - Faith and Sobriety
In 2014, I was ready to end my life. A life of partying quickly became a life of addiction and despair. Thankfully, God had another plan. This is my story, and new pages are being written every day. Life is beautiful - every broken part of it.👊 Instagram: @zackgudzan

Pray for Wisdom
Dec 14, 2018 • 9 min
If you aren’t spending time in prayer, you are selling yourself short. There’s nothing more precious than Jesus. My hope is that this prayer will light a fire in you. A hunger. A longing for true relationship with your Maker. God wants your heart. He made…
The Walk
Nov 16, 2018 • 6 min
I’m literally on a walk as I record this episode - enjoying nature, appreciating life, and talking with my Creator. It’s good to do that. All He ever wanted, from the very beginning of Creation, was a walking, talking relationship with us. Hopefully this…
Why Worry?
Nov 15, 2018 • 18 min
Luke 12 tells us all we need to know about worry. According to Jesus, it’s a total waste of time!! Thank you for taking the time to listen to this podcast. You can message me on Instagram (@zackgudzan) and visit to support this ministry.…
In the Stillness (Guided Meditation)
Nov 12, 2018 • 6 min
God is always present. He’s most often found in the stillness of the heart. That gentle whisper…that’s Him. I hope this speaks peace into your soul. You are loved, dear friend. Follow me on Instagram (@zackgudzan) or visit to learn more about…
My Season Will Come
Nov 7, 2018 • 3 min
Please forgive the rough quality of this one - it’s raw, it’s real, and I hope this speaks to your soul. Much love! -Zack
Freedom - Guided Meditation
Oct 31, 2018 • 10 min
I’d like to encourage you to remove all distractions, close your eyes, and reflect on this message. There’s no better use of your time than to spend it with the Lord. My prayer is that He will speak to you, and that you will hear Him. God longs for…
Resisting Temptation
Oct 17, 2018 • 41 min
How to resist temptation, overcome addiction, and walk in freedom. My hope is that God will use this podcast to speak life into your soul, and that you’ll be richly blessed through a new life in sobriety. I love you so much! Follow @zackgudzan on…
The Instagram Trap
Sep 21, 2018 • 9 min
I love social media. It also drives me insane. The other day, I caught myself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, and the Holy Spirit called me out. Have you noticed our generation becoming more mindless and less mindful? Does God have anything to say…
Angels Among Us
Sep 20, 2018 • 24 min
Hebrews 13:1-2 Brings up an interesting statement about angels being in our midst. Hopefully this message encourages you to keep going, keep loving, and keep shining. Hit me up on Instagram: @zackgudzan or visit to support this non-profit…
When My Soul Is Troubled
Sep 17, 2018 • 23 min
This message is rooted in John 12:23-30. It’s about what to do in the darkest hours - how to handle the situations that baffle us. I cannot encourage you enough to get in the Word and begin to ask God for wisdom. There’s so much more to life than the…
I’m Not Religious
Aug 31, 2018 • 17 min
Someone sent me a message on Instagram today, asking for help with addiction. He also noted that he isn’t religious. I thought this would be a good opportunity to share the fact that I’m not religious, either. I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. This episode…
In the Waiting
Jul 31, 2018 • 6 min
Why doesn’t God answer our prayers immediately? Hopefully this podcast will shed some light on that question. Please visit to support this ministry. I love you!!!
The Only Thing That Matters
Jul 13, 2018 • 17 min
This is what truly matters. God wants your heart.
How to Know Where to Go
Jun 15, 2018 • 20 min
How to hear God on your life journey. If you’d like to support this ministry and this journey, please visit
How I Got Sober
Apr 29, 2018 • 18 min
Just wanted to share a bit of my story, and what helped me transition from a suicidal addict to a happy man, walking in grace and sobriety. Hope it helps someone!
Dear Church
Apr 25, 2018 • 12 min
Where to even begin? Our churches have empty rooms, while homeless people are on the streets. I’m doing the math, and it just doesn’t add up. It’s time for change!
Joy in the Struggle
Apr 24, 2018 • 13 min
Using my current struggle to help others, and realizing that it’s all a blessing.
The Recovery Church
Apr 14, 2018 • 18 min
After being homeless for 8 straight months, I’ve decided to use this experience to help other homeless people. What’s the greatest need? A place to call home. That’s what The Recovery Church is, and I’d love to see you there. Visit or catch…
Faith Over Fear
Mar 10, 2018 • 11 min
Today, I let fear get the best of me. Here are my thoughts on that - how to stay strong in the presence of fear.
Mar 5, 2018 • 7 min
The Lord has called me, and I must go.
I’m Not an Alcoholic (Anymore)
Mar 3, 2018 • 7 min
This might ruffle some feathers. But whatever. This is just my take on alcoholism and the stigma that comes with identifying as an alcoholic/addict in recovery. I love you. -Zack
Feb 28, 2018 • 6 min
What’s the point of all this? Like…what actually matters? How can I make the most of my life?
Be Grateful
Feb 28, 2018 • 11 min
Fear opens the door to a dark, dark path. There’s another door called gratitude. I implore you to try that one ;)
The Voice of God
Feb 27, 2018 • 15 min
Just today’s reflections from an AA meeting, and thoughts on the voice of God and the way He works through every single one of us.
God Meets Us Where We Are
Feb 26, 2018 • 11 min
It’s time to stop pretending everything is fine. And stop thinking tomorrow will be different - while doing the same things today. It’s time for change, and here’s how to invite change into your life.
Doing the Will of God
Feb 25, 2018 • 13 min
We live in a world of overwhelm. So much to do, so little time. Yet…we do nothing. What’s that about? Does overwhelm cripple you sometimes? God puts dreams in our hearts for a reason. It’s His will - and it’s up to us to carry that out.
Love Your Neighbor
Feb 16, 2018 • 4 min
Got to serve the homeless in Venice Beach today. And it was awesome. What if that kind of love became normal for us, and not just “volunteer work”?
A Drinking Problem
Feb 16, 2018 • 5 min
I went to A.A. to learn how to stop drinking. What I got in return…was my life. 👊 — thank you for listening to this podcast! Be sure to subscribe to this podcast so you’ll catch every update, and feel free to add me on Insta: @zackgudzan - much love!
12-15-2017 Fort Smith, AR
Dec 15, 2017 • 9 min
After a few weeks of “blah”, I felt myself light up again today. Being back on the road is giving me that inner drive (pun intended), and I freaking love going West. Here’s to gratitude, kindness, and all the things that make us smile.
Empty Apartment
Jul 31, 2017 • 7 min
When God says go, you go. The time has come to hit the road and share this mission of faith, hope, and recovery with the world. You can support us at - and please pray for us!
Learning to Say No
Jul 27, 2017 • 16 min
I’m a people pleaser. I love people. I get my energy from surrounding myself with positive people. But sometimes living like that affects my productivity. I have to learn to say no to things. Enjoy!
July 23 - Daily Prayer
Jul 23, 2017 • 8 min
Prayer saved my life, and it can save yours, too. There’s infinite power in God’s love, and prayer is the place where I get to experience that love. I encourage you to hit your knees in prayer today!
7 Core Values
Jul 22, 2017 • 22 min
Here are the 7 Core Values I live by. These 7 Values changed my entire life - my perspective, my attitude, my relationships, everything. Hope it helps you in your journey!!
Start With “Why”
Jul 18, 2017 • 11 min
When the anxiety sets in, or you’re feeling burned out and “blah”, you need to ask yourself a question: “Why am I alive today?” If you can answer that, with God’s help, you will find that fire again.
Zack’s Story - CLTIVATE
Jul 15, 2017 • 24 min
Unpacking my journey through alcoholism, depression, drug abuse, and suicidal thoughts. What led me to start CLTIVATE, and what this non-profit movement is all about!