I am grateful for this promise: “The Lord is passionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love” (Psalm 103:8). I can’t imagine where I’d be if not for that grace. But God’s grace doesn’t take away from our need to do the hard work of recovery.
James R. Miller said, “It is a great deal easier to do that which God gives us to do, no matter how hard it is, than to face the responsibility of not doing it.”
I offer three questions.
- What work has God given you to do in the area of recovery?
- Are you faithfully doing that work?
- If not, why not?
The Lord is passionate and gracious. But he also expects something from us, in response to that grace.
Recovery Step: Identify one way to respond faithfully to the grace of God in your life.