In John 16:33 Jesus said “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
In recovery, we should expect continuing tension with an unbelieving world that is “out of sync” with Christ and His Good News. At the same time, we can expect our relationship with Jesus Christ as our One True Higher Power to produce peace and comfort because we are “in sync” with Him.
I love the wording of the first step in the Life Recovery 12 Steps. It makes it clear. None of us are perfect. None of us are without problems that we cannot solve in our own strength. We are all sinners (Romans 3:23) We all need help to become the people God wants us to be and the only way to do that is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
EVERYONE NEEDS RECOVERY!