#7- Don’t be afraid!


Isaiah 41:10 Do not be afraid. I am with you. Do not be terrified. I am your God. I will make you strong and help you. My powerful right hand will take good care of you. I always do what is right.

 I have watched more people walk away from recovery than have completed it, all because of ‘fear of the unknown.’

 We have all heard the saying ‘it’s better the devil you know.’

I want to tell you it isn’t. Recovery is a scary and sometimes thankless process. I want to tell you today, having spent many years in recovery. It is worth it.

 Do not quit! The smallest step forward is still a step in the right direction. I heard many years ago the slogan: ‘You only fail when you stop trying’ So just keep moving forward and I promise you – It will get better.

  • In what ways has your recovery been worth it?




Prayer: Lord show me today how to keep moving forward.

The first Sunday of 2018


As we commence a new year I would like to encourage everyone in recovery everywhere with these words from The Message:  Start with God–the first step in learning is bowing down to God. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way. A bad motive can’t achieve a good end. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.