Doubt in Sobriety
November 7, 2022
DoubDear God, good morning. Today’s reading from God’s Promises forever day writes, What to do when you doubt yourself? Doubting myself is something I do all the time unconsciously. In the Bible, it writes, ” But the wisdom that comes from God is first of all pure, then peaceful, gentle, and easy to please. This wisdom is always ready to help those troubled and do good for others. ” James 3:16-18
I need not second guess myself. It’s been a habit for a long time. Please help me not to second guess myself. I need wisdom from you, Jesus, and I love the Sermon on the Mount. The Beatitudes:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they should be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
Blessed are merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for there is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad for your reward in heaven, for they persecuted the prophets before you.
I love The Beatitudes, Jesus. Your words spoke to the people on the mountain, and they spoke about the kingdom of heaven. And for those who believe in you.
I also need your help. Something is wrong with my car, and thank you for getting me home safely yesterday afternoon. I was scared, but I kept praying to you to get me home safely, and you did it. Thank you. Please don’t let the repairs on the car be expensive. Thank you
God, I think I’m a good woman. I try to help those in need, especially in and outside the fellowship. I try to do good deeds but don’t boast about it. I love the newcomers coming into our fellowship; they help me stay sohba by telling me about their troubles.
The women attending the meetings are scared, confused, upset, and angry. They feel shame, guilt, and remorse, and many have been victims of domestic abuse and child sexual abuse. They need someone to talk to and listen to them.
I was taught by the elders of the fellowship to always reach out to the new woman entering the meetings and listen to their troubles. Usually, they come back the next day for another meeting. Thank goodness some women return to the fellowship, and others are not ready to surrender to alcoholism and stop drinking alcohol. I love the fellowship, and it’s saved my life. Thank you, sweet Jesus. I love you.