A few thoughts to wrap up Step 2: We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Father, thank you for saving us from ourselves.
We are like the Israelites who have to be told, over and over, that we are not God over our lives. We often find ourselves whirling from one thing to the next, tottering on the fine point of a spinning top, and we wonder in the too-much doing:
How can I keep going like this?
Is it safe to slow down?
Can I sit in la mezcla of my happy and my hurt, taking the time to inhale and exhale my self?
But you assert yourself, for our good. You remind us that you have brought us out of a wilderness that leads to promise and healing. You speak into our noisy life, I am your way out of the “always winter but never Christmas” (Lewis). “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:2-3).
You promise to deliver us from how we once saw ourselves – not like-that-girl-enough, not attractive enough, not fast enough, not revered enough.
Today, we practice the art of believing — You desire to restore us to sound thinking so that we can make decisions for sound body-image seeing.