Many people come into recovery frightened and insecure; I did. I felt weak and alone. I was uncertain of my direction and did not know where to go for help or answers. In Nar-Anon, it was suggested that if I could find some faith in a Power greater than myself, I would find security and guidance. I wanted that feeling of safety and strength. However, for me, faith did not come overnight; it took time and effort to grow. When I ask my Higher Power for help and then acknowledge the source of that help, I see the benefits brought about by planting my tiny seed of faith. I nurture that tiny seed of faith with the sunlight of my daily prayers and my faith grows. It is a reward for living life on life’s terms. One day, I find that my faith has become similar to a huge, spreading tree. It does not stop the storms of life, but I know that I am safe in its shelter.

Thought for Today: 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.

“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

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