“The willingness to give up my pride and self-will to a Power greater than myself has proved to be the only ingredient absolutely necessary to solve all of my problems today. Even the smallest amount of willingness, if sincere, is sufficient to allow God to enter and take control over any problem, pain, or obsession. My level of comfort is in direct relation to the degree of willingness I possess at any given moment to give up my self-will, and allow God’s will to be manifested in my life. With the key of willingness, my worries and fears are powerfully transformed into serenity.”

This is what I’m reading tonight. This is a great reminder for me of the times which seemed dark and hopeless and which were, in fact, the very times when I exercised even a tiny bit of faith and was able to sleep, to function, to weather the maelstrom. Sometimes I forget where I come from.

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