This is my mantra in recovery.
Don’t drink. Say your prayers, and get to a meeting.
It works. But sometimes even wise mantras need revival.
That’s why I recommend including Scripture in the daily routine of recovery.
Dealing with my past – the stuff that flares up to haunt and hurt today, and threatens tomorrow – can be like trying to live with a gangrenous limb hoping it is healing. My old ways of coping — drinking or worse, indulging a dry drunk – will not work.
Paul’s letter to the Colossian church, which our church is studying, is a compassionate sermon to people whose habits, hang-ups, and hurts were overwhelming them. A recent sermon showed me how to keep the past in the rear view mirror: Putting of the Past.
I hope you will click on the link, listen, and be encouraged how much God cares for our recovery. Let me know what you think.
Love in Christ,
Sober and Grateful