Zack Gudzan Podcast - Faith and Sobriety

35 EpisodesProduced by Zack Gudzan

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

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Pray for Wisdom

December 14th, 2018


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 …

The Walk

November 16th, 2018


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 …

Why Worry?

November 15th, 2018


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 …

In the Stillness (Guided Meditation)

November 12th, 2018


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 …

My Season Will Come

November 8th, 2018


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

November 1st, 2018


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 …

Resisting Temptation

October 17th, 2018


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 …

The Instagram Trap

September 22nd, 2018


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 …

Angels Among Us

September 21st, 2018


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, …

When My Soul Is Troubled

September 18th, 2018


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. …

I’m Not Religious

August 31st, 2018


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 …

In the Waiting

July 31st, 2018


Why doesn’t God answer our prayers immediately? Hopefully this podcast will shed some light on that question. Please visit to support …

The Only Thing That Matters

July 13th, 2018


This is what truly matters. God wants your heart.

How to Know Where to Go

June 15th, 2018


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

April 29th, 2018


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

April 25th, 2018


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

April 24th, 2018


Using my current struggle to help others, and realizing that it’s all a blessing.

The Recovery Church

April 14th, 2018


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 …

Faith Over Fear

March 10th, 2018


Today, I let fear get the best of me. Here are my thoughts on that - how to stay strong in the presence of fear.


March 5th, 2018


The Lord has called me, and I must go.

I’m Not an Alcoholic (Anymore)

March 4th, 2018


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 …


February 28th, 2018


What’s the point of all this? Like...what actually matters? How can I make the most of my life?

Be Grateful

February 28th, 2018


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

February 27th, 2018


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

February 26th, 2018


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

February 25th, 2018


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 …

Love Your Neighbor

February 17th, 2018


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

February 16th, 2018


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 …

12-15-2017 Fort Smith, AR

December 16th, 2017


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 …

Empty Apartment

August 1st, 2017


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

July 27th, 2017


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

July 23rd, 2017


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

July 22nd, 2017


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"

July 18th, 2017


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

July 16th, 2017


Unpacking my journey through alcoholism, depression, drug abuse, and suicidal thoughts. What led me to start CLTIVATE, and what this non-profit …

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