In order to avoid pain we create an image of ourselves we project as strong, courageous and unfeeling. In recovery we must let go of that image.
Letting go requires listening to God. We are going to have to face painful memories and make some painful changes in the recovery process.
The ‘Good News’ is, if we listen to and hear God’s message of truth the pain we experience in this process will lead us to inner healing and right living.