While some of our problems are simple in origin, we have found that with faith we stay in the problem for shorter periods of time while we live in the solution most of the time. Faith is trusting the results without the benefit of experience. We begin to feel confident instead of afraid. We start to believe on a deeper level the importance of faith in our lives. Faith allows the addict to smile even during the worst of times. Faith is hope put into action. We start to do the things that others are doing who are working a program. During the third step, we acquire faith as a result of doing the foot work. If we lose our faith and allow the disease to run our lives again, we’re in real trouble. When we keep our faith in times of trouble, we demonstrate our commitment to the twelve steps of. We finally realize that without doing the spiritual work, no spiritual benefits exist.
Faith doesn’t mean trusting God to stop the storm, but trusting him to strengthen us as we walk through the storm.