loader from loading.io

When God's Will Seems Cruel - Recovered 709

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 06/08/2016

Being Grateful - Recovered 1192 show art Being Grateful - Recovered 1192

Recovered Podcast

To feel grateful is a mental attitude that can be developed. It is particularly important that people recovering from an addiction try to cultivate this positive outlook, because it can help to ensure their success in the future.

info_outline
Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 4 - Recovered 1193 show art Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 4 - Recovered 1193

Recovered Podcast

Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

info_outline
Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 3 - Recovered 1191 show art Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 3 - Recovered 1191

Recovered Podcast

Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

info_outline
Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 2 - Recovered 1190 show art Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 2 - Recovered 1190

Recovered Podcast

Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

info_outline
Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1188 show art Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1188

Recovered Podcast

I first experienced “Popsicle Sticks” at the Thursday Midnight night meeting at the Northwest Alano Club in Wayne Michigan. At first I hated it, then I got used to it, then it became my favorite meeting.

info_outline
Self Care - Recovered 1187 show art Self Care - Recovered 1187

Recovered Podcast

Self-care looks different for everyone, and that’s okay.

info_outline
Loneliness - Recovered 1186 show art Loneliness - Recovered 1186

Recovered Podcast

It is no more cowardly to use help in recovering from a drinking problem, than it is, to use a crutch if you have a broken leg. A crutch is a beautiful thing, to those who need it.

info_outline
First Things First - Recovered 1185 show art First Things First - Recovered 1185

Recovered Podcast

The rhythm of our own special routine has a soothing effect, and an apt principle around which to organize some orderliness is—yes, “First Things First.”

info_outline
Getting Rest - Recovered 1183 show art Getting Rest - Recovered 1183

Recovered Podcast

For at least three reasons, people who drink heavily often cannot

info_outline
Serenity Prayer - Recovered 1181 show art Serenity Prayer - Recovered 1181

Recovered Podcast

Serenity is like a gyroscope that lets us keep our balance no matter what turbulence swirls around us. And that is a state of mind worth aiming for.

info_outline
 
More Episodes

The problem of evil is the most serious problem in the world. It is also the one serious objection to the existence of God. If God is all knowing and all powerful, what kind of God would allow bad things to happen to good people. Many of us coming into recovery have had terrible things happen to us and we blamed God for it. Now, as a newcomer, we find out that a relationship with a higher power is suggested, maybe even necessary, for a successful life in sobriety.

My current form of spirituality is that I experience my Higher Power in relationships. It is usually people who hurt me and I project these negative emotions and blame on God. I have also learned how to forgive God by forgiving people, including myself.

Call us at 1-734-288-7510 or tap Speakpipe

Join the Chat Room, Tap Live stream and Chat Room

email at [email protected]

Subscribe to Premium

Get daily recovery messages Daily AA Emails.  

So, that is the topic tonight. How do we deal with God when his will seems cruel.

When you were growing up, did you experience trauma?
Did you blame God?

When you came in, what was your relationship with higher power?
How did you develop your relationship with higher power?

Have you experienced tragedy/heartbreak since recovery?
Have you been angry with God since recovery?

How did you deal with that?

Let’s talk about forgiveness as a recovery tool.
When I have been hurt, I find that it is best for me to get to forgiveness as soon as possible. But this is a journey usually, because anger, shame, revenge, all these negative emotions have to be felt and moved through. But it has been my experience that Forgiveness is something I do for myself, not a favor I do to the other party.
Why is forgiveness something you do for yourself?
What has been your experience?

Forgiveness is not a matter of exonerating people who have hurt you. They may not deserve exoneration. Forgiveness means cleansing your soul of the bitterness of ‘what might have been,’ ‘what should have been,’ and ‘what didn’t have to happen.’
Have you ever tried to change the past?

Someone has defined forgiveness as ‘giving up all hope of having had a better past.

Service Work is another tool in dealing with tragedy.
The purpose in life is not to win. The purpose in life is to grow and to share.
How has service work giving you purpose in life?

Good people will do good things, lots of them, because they are good people. They will do bad things because they are human.
Why is it true that to err is to be human? Why should you be compassionate to someone who makes mistakes?

Gratitude can help when dealing with bad situations
If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
Does gratitude help you in recovery?

The We part of the program is also helpful
One man alone can't defeat the forces of evil, but many good people coming together can.
What does this mean to you?

We have responsibility for our own happiness
God’s job is not to make sick people healthy. That’s the doctor’s job. God’s job is to make sick people brave.
What does this mean to you?

We Have Calls
Clyde from Shelby Twsp
https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_DWz87cSjcModg1s0f_Fk5B9EvW_dOiU7g_yNDwex7epyvkuigMl2rHoN8uLFkocwotdvAuIqebrLkWisIEciOUN5ir4nYg5vpYHfVXKME0ulRKPYEqq5nO37pIhWLQl6gsxkCFDCHLmLUob77PPwCWMvHAdA

Rebecca
https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_CwcbMlUXr2ywg4KzHzLOdkX5btsdmKmtzfgy9rRW9MK0mKi3xZPUVMqlfPvs_NkPfmQFpQ0QIuTRTZNWYZfOMcrmeoA3lFcAK1PmlpPQARXyqNAXWsyg3wEaX6MR2OWT3sabU_tB7ezNDLX7a4eFvvNUeBKg

Cristie from New York
https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_CnSylJtB_J2WnVQ7PkS0mLY5_0U7vjLdIwICivN9pRIVayMo7zDDrleMNMo33iCoNoJwKqFKEZ_R2nY5XnX0AvvAyJ7msOSSHIySuSwRM7o6NSORXz458bEgFaSKZJ8Bmso-7IKmeJtjh0cIZgMwS1IOwrCg

Buddy
https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_CPYLjoL6kd5jAaKmyYbHfpFXPADFqTMrHtCOULmvJw5aitzOTLqZQqHsNy0N0cn0uHvVV_djv-3d_cmSYu0qTMjvYAYCaz9kkv7-M7QUkLnYHJNZ2jJjHOhpDzR8IDGedbbPWCmaMsHGqqRrinwl6WfHzzzw

What would you say to the new guy?