Just for TodayNovember

November 29 Our Higher Power’s Care

“We believe that our Higher Power will take care of us.”

Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text page 58

Our program is based on the idea that the application of simple principles can produce profound effects in our lives. One such principle is that, if we ask, our Higher Power will care for us. Because this principle is so basic, we may tend to ignore it. Unless we learn to consciously apply this spiritual truth, we may miss out on something as essential to our recovery as breathing is to life itself.

What happens when we find ourselves stressed or panicked? If we have consistently sought to improve our relationship with our Higher Power, we’ll have no problem. Rather than acting rashly, we will stop for a moment and briefly remind ourselves of particular instances in the past when our Higher Power has shown its care for us. This will assure us that our Higher Power is still in charge of our lives. Then, we will seek guidance and power for the situation at hand and proceed calmly, confident that our lives are in God’s hands.

“Our program is a set of principles,” our White Booklet tells us. The more consistently we seek to improve our conscious appreciation of these principles, the more readily we will be able to apply them.

We believe that our Higher Power will take care of us. If we honestly try to do God’s will, to the best of our ability, we can handle anything that happens. Seeking our Higher Power’s will is a spiritual principle found in the steps. Working the steps and practicing the principles simplifies our lives and changes our old attitudes. When we admit that our lives have become unmanageable, we don’t have to argue our point of view. We have to accept ourselves as we are. We no longer have to be right all the time. When we give ourselves this freedom, we can allow others to be wrong. Freedom to change seems to come after acceptance of ourselves.

Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text page 58

Just for today: I will seek to improve my conscious contact with the Higher Power that cares for me. When the need arises, I know I will be able to trust in that care.


Faith is one of the foundations of a great recovery and by faith I mean an absolute trust that higher power has everything under control. When times are good, this is pretty easy to do, but in the midst of a really dark life storm this faith can be really hard to hang onto.

For me the more insecure I am feeling, the more I look to find something outside of myself to hold onto and this can easily lead me back to the drug…

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Paul T
Learning to live life again and recovering from addiction

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