The meditation for January 11th in Narcotics Anonymous speaks to the heart of developing faith in our daily lives. Many of us enter recovery carrying fears and insecurities, feeling weak and directionless. We’re often advised that faith in a Power greater than ourselves can bring a sense of security and guidance. However, this faith isn’t something that appears instantly; it’s a quality that requires time and nurturing to grow.
The journey of faith begins when we reach out for help and recognize the assistance that comes our way. This initial step is like planting a seed. We tend to this seed daily with our prayers and actions, nurturing our budding faith. Over time, this faith grows, much like a tree, becoming a steady and reliable presence in our lives. It may not prevent life’s challenges, but it provides us a safe shelter, a sense of calm amid the storms.
As our faith matures, we come to realize its immense strength. It becomes a sheltering tree under which we can find refuge during turbulent times. This growing faith does not mean that the difficulties of life cease to exist, but rather that our approach to them changes. We find strength and solace in our faith, allowing us to face challenges with a calmer heart.
Faith in a Higher Power brings a transformative sense of peace and resilience. It’s a testament to the power of spiritual growth in the recovery journey, offering us the guidance and strength we sought in our darkest moments