STEP TWO: I BELIEVE GOD EXISTS, THAT HE CARES ABOUT ME AND HE CAN HELP ME TO REGAIN CONTROL OF MY LIFE.
The basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. Romans 1:19-20
Knowing that God exists is not enough. People must learn that God is loving and that He sent His Son to demonstrate His love for us.
Romans 5:8 God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.
People must be shown how to accept God’s forgiveness of their sins.
Romans 10:14 How can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them?
Look for the Similarities not the differences.
Those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind. Isaiah 40:31
Believe God can and will help you recover.
When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive–right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven, the slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant canceled and nailed to Christ’s Cross. Colossians 2:13-14