I’m with you. I know what it’s like to be struggling with addiction, and I want to help. Today’s reflection is about how we can deal with our anger constructively.
Anger is a normal human emotion that everyone feels at some point in their life. The more we understand the causes of our anger, the better equipped we are to deal with it appropriately.
Daily Reflections February 4
Sometimes A.A. comes harder to those who have lost or rejected faith than to those who never had any faith at all, for they think they have tried faith and found it wanting. They have tried the way of faith and the way of no faith. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 28
The night before my last drink, I was sure that God had failed me. But with a stubbornness born of desperation and anger at myself for doing yet another thing wrong in life’s great cosmic joke on humanity itself.
I drank until there were no more drinks left to be taken… then went out into the cold wet streets under an alcoholic sky where bleach-white snowflakes drifted down from scowling skies like unspoken judgment against all things beautiful about this world: its music, artistry – even laughter!
It felt hopeless; it also occurred to me just how much time we spend chasing empty pleasures when what should matter most is being good human beings trying our best.
I am convinced that my faith was rekindled because of the A.A. program and its God-centered approach to sobriety, not in spite of it!
If you are struggling with your own faith at this time, please know that there is hope for a better tomorrow through Christ’s love and grace if we let Him into our hearts today.