It can be hard to look to a Higher Power when times get hard. You feel like being mad at the world and some take to substance abuse or relapse back into it when challenges come during recovery. It is important to always look to your Higher Power to know everything happens for a reason and that you can get through anything.

Martin Luther King Jr. said “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” You may not know what is coming for you but you should believe that good things will come in its own time. If an obstacle occurs like a personal tragedy and you feel like being angry, do not use drugs as a way to heal as it will just bring more problems. One way to reconnect to a Higher Power is to keep up with activities that you use to enjoy that feed your soul like reading a good book, writing in a journal, listening to music, or anything else that brings meaning. Another way to reconnect with faith is to acknowledge any sadness you have instead of keeping it all inside. Letting out your emotions and admitting these negative feelings you have will give you the chance to change your condition.

Be patient with the uncertainty of life. Do not expect to always get the answers that you want such as how long it will take for you to recover and will you be able to do it at all without supervision. By believing in a Higher Power, you will know that life has a purpose for you. You should also stop trying to resist faith when it is trying to come back into your life and allow faith to come to you. Believing in faith will not bring any harm to your life. By getting involved with the people in your life that you have not seen in a while or volunteering for a cause you care about, you will feel like your life has value and purpose to it. One more way to reconnect with a Higher Power is looking around you and seeing the small things in your life that can bring you a positive feeling like looking at a butterfly or noticing the beautiful family you have. Knowing how beautiful life can be will make you realize it is because of a Higher Power.

Located in downtown Midland, The Springboard Center’s mission is to offer programs and services to treat alcohol and drug addiction treatment using an evidence based curriculum, 12 step programs, diet, nutrition, exercise, emotional, mental and spiritual development for a long recovery. For more information, please call us at 432-620-0255 as we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.