Sept. 28, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Every time I get worried about something I say my prayers more.
 — Jim Burns

Whether we grew up in religious families or not, most of us seek help from some Greater Power when we’re faced with terrifying situations. Often it’s at an unconscious level that we ask for extra help. But the fact that we do elicit strength from some source comforts us, and this enables us to walk through the experience that appears so daunting.

We never outgrow the need for strength and comfort. That’s good news. It’s too awesome to think that we need to know all now, to understand how every detail of living should unfold. It’s quite enough to limit our focus on the details of the next 24 hours.

Let’s be vigilant about our search for guidance and comfort. And let’s not forget that we have to listen for the response. If our minds are filled with worrying, there will be no space for the answers to enter.

Praying for solutions or comfort or just a moment of peace will change my perspective today. When my perspective changes, so do my experiences.

You are reading from the book:

Keepers of the Wisdom by Karen Casey

Keepers of the Wisdom © 1996 by Karen Casey

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