May you be made strong with all the strength which comes from his glorious power, so that you may be able to endure everything with patience. And with joy give thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to have your share of what God has reserved for his people in the kingdom of light. He rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us safely into the kingdom of his dear Son, by whom we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven. Colossians 1:11-14
The knowledge that God has the power to rescue us free us up to think more positively about recovery. In the past, we may have been caught up with the thoughts of obstacles to our success. Now, with Jesus Christ as our One True Higher Power, we can be sure of His forgiveness and “endure everything with patience” all that we need to endure to become the people He has rescued us to be.