Today let’s talk about developing faith.
Has it ever seemed tough to rely on God?
In my ‘30s, I was very active at church in a number of capacities, studied the Bible a lot, and would have said I had a lot of faith. Yet when I started dealing with the effects of growing up in an alcoholic family, I discovered my attempts at faith were more superficial than I had thought. I was saying the words that sounded like faith, yet my actions indicated almost the opposite – either I was in control of my world, or I didn’t think anyone would be there. Turning my life over to a Higher Power felt like losing control, which had been a bad experience growing up, and I resisted actually doing it. Admitting that, and separating God from an alcoholic father, gave me a deeper and greater ability to develop my faith.
Have you ever struggled with your faith?
“Prayer is the Language,” by Lel4nd @ flickr.com. Creative Commons – Some rights reserved
Dan L. Hays offers encouragement for adult children of alcoholics.
The podcasts of these episodes can be found at: Minute to Freedom
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