Benefits of Believing in a Higher Power

Benefits of Believing in a Higher PowerDo you have unhealthy habits and turn to the wrong things to numb your pain? Have you tried to stop on your own but couldn’t? You must look for help from the One who has the power to help you…Christ. Life Recovery Step Two says, “We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” If you’re wondering whether you should believe in a Higher Power, check out the benefits you’ll reap from believing in Christ as your Higher Power.

1. You will be more likely to succeed in sobriety.
Is there a connection between sobriety and believing in a Higher Power? Yes, absolutely! Research shows there is a connection between sobriety and believing in a Higher Power. A case study was published in Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, where 195 juvenile offenders were included in the research. (more…)

Our Failures Reveal Our Powerlessness and Need for God

Our Failures Reveal Our Powerlessness and Need for GodLife Recovery Step One says, “We admitted that we were powerless over our dependencies and that our lives had become unmanageable.”

In Step One, one must realize they cannot meet God’s standards. Many addicts who are starting recovery think they can do everything in their own strength, but trying to do it all without any help is not the solution. Why? Because no one can do it all. Everyone falls short—no one is perfect. So, God gave the law as a measuring stick to reveal that no one can meet God’s holy and perfect standards.

The apostle Paul wrote: (more…)

Is God an Essential Part of Recovery?

Is God an Essential Part of Recovery?There’s a lot of controversy over believing in a Higher Power in recovery. On one hand, some believe that God is not essential to recovery; while on the other hand, others believe God is an essential part of recovery.

Whether you’re in a Christian recovery group or a secular recovery group, those who take God more seriously and develop a conscious awareness of Him in their lives are more successful in recovery than those who don’t.

Spirituality and Sobriety
Evidence shows that those who believe in a Higher Power are more successful in recovery. Someone once asked Dr. Dave Stoop, coeditor of The Life Recovery Bible, “Is God an essential part of recovery?

Yes,” said Dr. Stoop. “Success in maintaining sobriety in recovery is directly related to the development of a personal relationship with God.” (more…)