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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

Despair—how many of us suffer from it! Yet we do not realize that it is purely the absence of faith. We cannot despair as long as we are willing to turn to God for help in our extremity. When we are troubled, and can’t see a way out, it is only because we imagine that all solutions depend upon us. We must remind ourselves that our human wisdom and ingenuity have often failed to bring the hoped-for results.

Perhaps our too-heavy burdens have made us lose what faith we once had in a Power greater than ourselves. Perhaps faith was never a part of our lives and we are not convinced we need it.

In Al-Anon we discover that the reality and the efficacy of faith, as a force for good, can be demonstrated. When we let go of an overwhelming problem and let God handle it for us, we find that Divine Principle truly has a part in our lives.

Today’s Reminder:

A natural faith is indeed a gift, yet it is never denied to those who feel the need of something to cling to and are willing to reach out for it. When I consciously surrender my will to God’s will, I see faith at work in my life.

“I will take comfort in unwavering faith, for without it I am helpless and alone…”

From the book “One Day at a Time in Al-Anon”. © Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1973