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January 11 – Faith

As we develop faith in our daily lives, we find that our Higher Power supplies us with the strength and guidance that we need.”

Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text page 94

Some of us come into recovery very frightened and insecure.  We feel weak and alone.  We are uncertain of our direction and don’t know where to go for answers.  We are told that if we find some faith in a Power greater than ourselves, we will find security and guidance.  We want that feeling of safety and strength.  But faith doesn’t come overnight.  It takes time and effort to grow.

The seed is planted when we ask our Higher Power for help and then acknowledge the source of our help when it comes.  We nurture the tiny seed of faith with the sunlight of our prayers each day.  Our faith grows, a reward for living life on its own terms.  One day we realize our faith has become like a huge spreading tree; it doesn’t stop the storms of life, but we know that we are safe in its shelter.

The Narcotics Anonymous Program is spiritual. We strongly suggest that members make an attempt to find a Higher Power of their understanding. Some of us have profound spiritual experiences, dramatic and inspirational in nature. For others, the awakening is more subtle. We recover in an atmosphere of acceptance and respect for one another’s beliefs. We try to avoid the self-deception of arrogance and self-righteousness. As we develop faith in our daily lives, we find that our Higher Power supplies us with the strength and guidance that we need.

Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text page 94

Just for today:  I know that faith in my Higher Power will not calm the storms of life, but it will calm my heart.  I will let my faith shelter me in times of trouble.

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Paul T
Learning to live life again and recovering from addiction

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