Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Reflection for the Day
“When a man has reached a condition in which he believes that a thing must happen when he does not wish it, and that what he wishes to happen never will be, this is really the state called desperation,” wrote Arthur Schopenhauer. The very real pain of emotional difficulties is sometimes very hard to take while we’re trying to maintain sobriety. Yet we learn, in time, that overcoming such problems is the real test of the Program’s way of living.
Do I believe that adversity gives me more opportunity to grow than does comfort or success?
Today I Pray
May I believe firmly that God, in God’s infinite wisdom, does not send me those occasional moments of emotional stress in order to tease my sobriety, but to challenge me to grow in my control and my conviction. May I learn not to be afraid of emotional summits and canyons for the Program has outfitted me for all kinds of terrain.
Today I will remember strength through adversity.
You are reading from the book:
A Day at a Time © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation