Making amends helps us take responsibility for the pain we’ve caused.

HAVING IDENTIFIED THE PEOPLE, I HAVE HARMED, I WILL NOW GO AND MAKE RESTITUTION TO THEM. UNLESS TO DO IS GOING TO CAUSE THEM OR OTHER PAIN OR SUFFERING

Philippians 4:13  Christ gives me the strength to face anything.

Experiencing peace is a direct result of the completion of step nine. But it does come with some pain. God wants us to progress in the recovery process. Doing so requires righting the wrongs of the past. He will help us when we make the decision to make direct amends to people. He can and will strengthen us for this process because with God all things are possible.