Sobriety Devotional

Step 2

“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” [1]

James 1:5

"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him."

My personal experience with AA meetings is that almost everyone believes in a "Higher Power," which I choose to call Jesus Christ. However, our disease has overcome or taken the place of our Higher Power. Some give up, and some are mad at God for not healing them after night after night of prayers to cure us of the insanity of our disease. I will be the first to admit I do not understand how God works or why He does things the way He does. Nevertheless, the purpose for me to have a Higher Power is so that I can trust and have in Him infinite wisdom over my finite human wisdom.

Albert Einstein said, "Problems cannot be solved with the same mindset that created them." So, through God's wisdom and the experiences of others, we alcoholics can overcome our alcoholism and go on to live productive lives.

Pastor Cary

[1] Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. 1989. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. (New York, NY: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, 1989), 25.