Meditations on the Twelve Steps

Recovery: It's a God Thing
Saturday October 25, 2014

by Teresa McBean

Scripture Reading for today: Ezekiel 48; 1 Corinthians 13; Psalm 77

He…”gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29 NIV

How exactly does God do this? I don’t know! I don’t know why He chooses to respond to us with such mercy and love either–it’s a God thing. Our thing is to continue to tell Him the truth about ourselves and to invite Him to have His way with us.

I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness, the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed. I remember it all–oh, how well I remember–the feeling of hitting the bottom. Lamentations 3:19 The Message

One abiding principle found throughout scripture is God’s desire for us to tell Him the truth about how we feel. He doesn’t expect us to sugar-coat our experiences or play Pollyanna. But that’s not the only thing He wants us to remember. Before we get to the next part, I pray that you will find some time today to tell yourself and God the truth about how you’re feeling.