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Feeding My Spirit

Posted Sep 02 2011 3:54pm
Lake Scene Spirituality and Recovery

I am getting used to this idea that there is a spirit inside me and outside me. I am sensing that there is something great out there; I have begun to examine my spirituality. Regardless of how I have lived my life it has seen me through it and has not left me. Although I grew up Catholic and going to church I never knew God on my own.

Whenever I read the Bible in the past I felt like an idiot because I didn’t understand anything in it.  I had some hurdles to get over before I could pick it up again. Surprisingly enough I am enjoying it and even learning some from it. It helps that I bought a Student Bible…I don’t care if I am forty-ish…If I can’t understand it, I am not going to read it, and this one I can understand! Anyway, I read mostly psalms.

Here is a verse I found recently that really resonated with my heart, and my experience of addiction recovery:

Psalm 94:18-19

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.

I could relate to the speaker feeling like whoa! I almost went down again, that was a slippery step, I can relate to that weird coincidental save that distracted me, or took me away from the situation. Anxiety and I go way back and when I feel that pressure, I want to be consoled, understood, cheered, that is totally what I want, please somebody make me laugh! This has affected my spirituality and recovery by helping me grow.

As I had mentioned before, I gave up reading real life crime mystery books because I knew they were not good for me, I feel the opposite with this. This is a book that is encouraging me and lifting me. It is steering me to practice more positive thoughts and outlooks in my life.

Anyway, I am dipping my toes in the water and thus far it feels fine…

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