You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps and shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you— under them, you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Psalm 91:1-4
Powerlessness to overcome our addictions and compulsions in our own strength leads to weakness. I don’t know about you but I got to a point where is believed “I will never get this! It’s too hard.” I couldn’t see how all the pieces of my life could ever be fixed after the life I had led and the things I had done.
But then God intervened. Alone with my thoughts and concerns He spoke to me and said “Archie, you do not need to live like this anymore. Follow me and I will lead you.” In His presence, I knew then and still know now, that I would be okay.
That day He became my One True Higher Power and He has protected me from that day till this, safe and secure in His arms.