Psalm 121:1 I look up to the mountains. Where does my help come from?
Bible based recovery is not for everyone. God in His wisdom communicates His message to us in many different ways.
For me it began with rehab. Not Bible based, A.A. based. After which I relapsed. My second attempt was a farm rehab run by The Salvation Army. In the first group meeting I attended the were discussing Step Eleven “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God. Praying only for knowledge of His will for me and the power to carry it out.”
On that day my life changed! As I realised my failure to include God in the process of my recovery.
Let’s recognize him as the Lord. Let’s keep trying to really know him. Hosea 6:3
Some habits die hard. Many of us have a habit of brooding over recent mistakes or wrongdoings. Non-believers can expect guilt to plague them. But when we accept Jesus Christ as our ‘One True Higher Power’ we believe that He died to deal with our guilt and the power of sin in our lives. We accept by faith that all is now under the shedding of His precious blood. It is DONE – all sin is GONE. We are now free to move forward in the recovery process in His grace.
It is impudent to keep brooding, or grieving over our pasts. Some character flaws will require correcting, improprieties changed, situations and circumstances adjusted and, restitution made. Sharing our experience, strength and hope with others will be valuable but gloating about our past misdemeanors or over-indulging in raking up the past will be of no benefit to us. God directs us to glory in the Cross of Christ and to talk about Him.
We are to keep the Cross before us with all that it represents. This will require self-humbling and daily cleansing through the Blood. Victory in Jesus can be experienced. Mercy flows freely to sinners like me!
What The Bible Says
What is written will come true. It says, “Death has been swallowed up. It has lost the battle.” God wins the battle for us because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done.