Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
The lust of power is not rooted in strength, but in weakness.
— Erich Fromm
We believed alcohol or other drugs could help us control our happiness. But now we’re learning to rely on faith for our happiness. Faith is about leaving things to our Higher Power’s control. Instead of wanting the control ourselves, we trust our Higher Power will help us handle things that come along.
In recovery, we work at having more faith. Faith in a Higher Power. Faith in the Steps. Faith in our groups. Faith that our lives will get better if we don’t use chemicals and we work an honest recovery program. Faith makes life a lot easier.
Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, surround me with Your love. Give me strength to do hard things. Give me faith to know that I’m not alone.
Action for the Day
Today, I’ll notice how I still want to be in control. I’ll remind myself that it’s okay to Let Go and Let God.
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