“I am going to handle what has taken a lifetime to develop one day at a time.
“When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, we had to stop doubting the power of God. Our ideas did not work. But the God idea did.” (1)
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
I always doubted the power of God until I started to see and read about other people working their Twelve Step program and getting on to meetings. I also believe that there is surely hope for me as I hear about other depressed persons who are in the fellowship with each other and have a genuine desire to stop sadding themselves. This is all that is needed, a desire to stop sadding oneself. I can feel a change inside of me as I begin to rely more on this God who loves me and cares how I feel. This program of hope works if you work the program.
This is the word that gives hope. It is a simple reliance, day by day, hour by hour, that I will find the serenity, the simplicity of a life lived without the anxiety, hollowness, jitteriness of my depression. It is in my admission of such that begins me on the road to recovery and hope.
We trust in our God. We rely on you as we turn as often as we can to be present in your Presence. We want to pray unceasingly and learn from you how to love ourselves.
SOURCE: Higher Thoughts for down days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of Twelve Step fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. Page 150. July 27.