The “Just for Today” meditation for January 15th focuses on the vital role of faith in overcoming fear. In the throes of addiction, living on self-will is a daunting experience, marked by powerlessness and unmanageability. Recovery offers a transformative path: surrendering our will and lives to the care of a Higher Power. This surrender is not a sign of weakness, but a source of strength and stability.
As we work through the Twelve Steps, faith in a Power greater than ourselves begins to alleviate our fears. Drawing closer to a loving Higher Power, we grow more conscious of this divine care, and our fears start to dissipate. This growing faith becomes a beacon of comfort and reassurance in our journey.
When fear arises, it often signals a lapse in our spiritual program. It may indicate that we’ve started to rely on our own will again, leading to a sense of life becoming unmanageable. At these times, we can ask ourselves if this fear stems from a lack of faith. Recognizing this, we can consciously choose to surrender our will and lives back to our Higher Power, thereby overcoming our fears and reclaiming peace.
Our daily commitment to relying on our Higher Power’s care is what relieves us from the fear of life. It is in this surrender and trust that we find true freedom and peace in recovery.