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Recovery is…..


I am sharing with you a post from a blog that I follow~Lori Lara…..please be sure and check out her website….you will find a log of wisdom and hope as she shares about her journey of recovery, hope, and the healing power of God’s amazing grace.

Recovery ……

Posted on August 4, 2013 by 

Recovery isn’t about being happy; it’s being at peace with yourself.

Recovery isn’t about righting your wrongs; it’s getting right with God.

Recovery isn’t a destination; it’s taking baby steps in the right direction.

Recovery isn’t about controlling your behavior out of shame; it’s making good choices because you love yourself the way God loves you.

Recovery isn’t about repairing your reputation; it’s letting God develop your character over time.

Recovery isn’t about having strong will power or following self-help programs; it’s being healed and strengthened by the supernatural power of God.

Recovery isn’t about making everything work out the way you want; it’s relinquishing control and letting God work out the details of your life.

Recovery isn’t about following a list rules, to do’s, and shoulds ; it’s being completely and utterly dedicated to the truth.

Recovery isn’t about becoming a better version of yourself; it’s returning to who you were created to be.

May you discovery recovery today…and every day.




High Anxiety

Can you tell a difference in your own life between anxiety and worry?  I worry about specific known dangers.  When I’m worried I’m focused on one bad thing and I feel upset because I believe that if that thing happens my life will be miserable.  Worry is an obvious response to a temporary danger.  When the danger passes I feel grateful and move on with my life.  When I’m not in danger I can strip worry off and leave it behind me like a pile of filthy clothes.

Anxiety is an enemy that strikes like a monster in the dark.  Anxiety shifts and morphs and reappears as if from nowhere. There are times when I can feel the monster breathing on the back of my neck but when I spin around to see its face it slips away into the shadows.  Anxiety hides deep inside, afraid of the light of day.  I don’t think my way into it, and I have to believe my way out of it.  Each anxious day unfolds like a wrestling match where I battle an enemy faster and more powerful than I am.  Thank God, I don’t fight alone.

The best thing I can do to turn the tide against the anxiety beast is to remember who God is and what He has done for me.  I must remember that God is good; that He rescues the perishing; that He breathes life into death; that He opens the eyes of the blind; that He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.  Meditating on these truths builds a force field around me that keeps the anxiety monster at bay.  Inside I find my peace.

Let me close with this and remember the blessing:  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (I Peter 5:7)