If you’ve been in recovery for more than 30 seconds, you are familiar with The Serenity Prayer, written by Reinhold Niebuhr. You know the first part of the prayer by memory. But the second part of the prayer is equally impactful.
“Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right, if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with You forever in the next.”
I love one line: “accepting hardship as a pathway to peace.” That’s my story.
I am the product of isolation and abuse. But God has turned that isolation and abuse into a pathway to recovery. He can do the same for you.
Recovery Step: Say it with me: “All things work together for good for those who love God” (Romans 8:28).