Nov. 2, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Fearful as reality is, it is less fearful than evasions of reality.
 — Caitlin Thomas

We’ve become much less fearful of reality since we’ve come to know the principles of this program. Just about anything could have made us fearful in past years. No doubt practicing our addictions gave us a false courage for a while. But then we could no longer keep the fears away.

How do we keep fear at bay now that we’re free of our addictions? Most of us have begun to rely on our Higher Power for courage, understanding, and acceptance. The challenges that we’re offered are opportunities from God for our advantage. When we’re in God’s care these challenges are manageable, and we need no longer fear them.

We can conquer our fears as we take advantage of the help, guidance, and courage that come from God.

I know that God will be there for me through every challenge today.

You are reading from the book:

In God’s Care by Karen Casey

In God’s Care by Karen Casey. © 1991 by Hazelden Foundation

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