“Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

When we turn around from a past of disillusionment to attempt living our lives different tnah we have before it is not going to be easy. Our self-confidence will be shattered if we think it will be. The world at large is not going to pat us on the back for restructuring our lives. We will run into many trials. Trials that w ill distress us and cause us much sorrow. We may be tempted to think to ourselves “why am I even bothering?”  “What us is recovery to me anyway? The one attractive thing amidst our confuion and turmoil being Jesus Christ. He alone engenders faith, as He summons us to keep turning our lives over to His care and control. He has overcome the  world, and He invites us to to participate in His victory and allow Hi to be our ‘One True Higher Power.’