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Dec. 11, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time
Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Reflection for the Day
Before I came to The Program – in fact, before I knew of The Program’s existence – I drifted from crisis to crisis. Occasionally, I tried to use my will to chart a new course; however, like a rudderless ship, I inevitably foundered once again on the rocks of my own despair. Today, in contrast, I receive guidance from my Higher Power. Sometimes, the only answer is a sense of peace of an assurance that all is well.

Even though there may be a time of waiting before I see results, or before any direct guidance comes, will I try to remain confident that things are working out in ways that will be for the greatest good of everyone concerned?

Today I Pray
May I not expect instant, verbal communication with my Higher Power, like directions on a stamped, self-addressed postcard. May I have patience, and listen and sense that God is present. May I accept my new feeling of radiant warmth and serenity as God’s way of assuring me that I am, finally, making some good choices.

Today I Will Remember
Patience: God’s message will come.

Hazelden Foundation

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