There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life–fear of death, fear of judgment–is one not yet fully formed in love. Blessed be God: he didn’t turn a deaf ear, he stayed with me, loyal in his love. I know your persistence, your courage in my cause, that you never wear out. Stay alert: be in prayer so you don’t wander into temptation without even knowing you’re in danger. There is a part of you that is eager, ready for anything in God. But there’s another part that’s as lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire.

The enemy creates doubt in us that God’s love is imperfect and conditional. Yet although we failed Him through faith God’s love banishes our fear that cripples us and stops
us being all He calls us to be. None of us can achieve recovery on our own. We all need God’s encouragement. Pray today so you don’t wander into temptation as you move forward in the recovery process.