It is becoming clearer to me that the pursuit of addiction is the path of distrust. In moments of stress or distress, any numbing or self-destructive response is sin because the unspoken, underlying statement is this: “I am unsafe and do not trust that love will be there if I reach out to it”. This is the narrative I have written throughout my life but it is not grounded in reality. Lack of love is an illusion. God and several dear others have shown themselves faithful. Will I walk in faith today, trusting that no need must go unmet and no pain must go un-comforted because love in abundance is available in any given moment? Today, may I have the “heroic courage to trust in the love of God no matter what happens” to me. This is true recovery. This is my life’s path.