In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones..
~ Proverbs 3:6-8, NASB ~
Are you at peace with the direction of your recovery and healing? Perhaps, you may be desiring new directions, or finding a renewed sense of purpose in your life. Let these things not rob you of genuine peace that comes through a personal relationship with your Higher Power. If you are a Christian, we come to know the true peace that comes through our relationship with Jesus Christ. For others, genuine peace may come from their concept of God as they understand.
If you are rushing after the illusion of peace and happiness, that seems promising, one will not find fulfillment, nor, feel satisfied. When we began our journey of recovery ; we were not merely learning to live a life free of our addiction. We are reclaiming a spiritual birthright that brings inner peace. A peace that only comes from God.
That peace, which has been described and which believers enjoy, is a participation of the peace which their glorious Lord and Master himself enjoys
~ Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) ~
With this peace, we begin to experience harmony. A tranquil state of the soul where we have assurance of our freedom from the captivity of our addiction. We come to feel contentment with our lot in life. We find security in our relationships that are healing, we come to be at peace with others, experience prosperity in our lives (as we are beginning to grow spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and financially); And, we find safety in our purpose of recovery.
Above all else, as we continually submit our will and life over to God, we find healing in our mind, body, and spirit. It is through Him we are able and capable of overcoming.
Today’s mindful meditation
I will continue to exercise faith in God, knowing He is directing me and guiding me through my journey. By doing so, I am reclaiming my spiritual birthright to experience inner peace and harmony with my self and others. For as I know, He works through me to overcome each day of my journey.