It works—it really does. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 88
When I arrived at A.A. I had no faith, no belief and blindly followed the program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Fear, desperation and loneliness kept me sober and maybe the tough sponsor helped!.
Faith in a Higher Power evolved as I opened my mind, and allowed God to shape me. This faith came slowly at first, after I began listening to others share at meetings about their experiences—experiences that I had never faced sober, but that they were facing with strength from a Higher Power.
Out of their sharing came hope that I too would—and could—"get" a Higher Power. In time, I learned that a releationship with is God possible. Today my faith in Jesus, plus the willingness to work the 12 Steps of the program, gives me the serenity that I seek. The promises found in all the steps are being fulfilled in me! It really realy does work!
Philippians 4:5-6 ESV Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Isaiah 26:3 ESV You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 ESV Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.