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May 6, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Reflection for the Day
So many of us suffer from despair. Yet we don’t realize that despair is purely the absence of faith. As long as we’re willing to turn to God for help in our difficulties, we cannot despair. When we’re troubled and can’t see a way out, it’s only because we imagine that all solutions depend on us. The Program teaches us to let go of overwhelming problems and let God handle them for us.

When I consciously surrender my will to God’s will, do I see faith at work in my life?

Today I Pray
May I be free of despair and depression, those two “down D’s” that are the result of feelings of helplessness. May I know that I am never without the help of God, that I am never helpless when He is with me. If I have faith, I need never be “helpless and hopeless.”

Today I Will Remember
Despair is the absence of faith.

Hazelden Foundation

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