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- November 19, 2016 at 8:51 am #3741353
came to believe a higher power can restore us to sanity??
my higher power is god, i have always believed in god i have to say that straight away, but i have always believed in karma too, – what goes around comes around and god judges sinners and will punish them,
i always thought my alcoholism was a punishment from god, as believe me, i have sinned in the past, so i am asking to be absolved of my sins?
am i asking for my slate to be wiped clean?
sorry if this sounds jumbled but i’m confused,November 19, 2016 at 11:42 am #4799763
I don’t believe alcoholism is a punishment from God.
Karma? Don’t know about that really…sorry. Some others here might know this belief.
I have read God forgives, versus judges…in my Bible. Try reading the new testament maybe?
Maybe this would help you.
I think we always would repent and ask to be forgiven for our sins…or to use your word …absolved…
We recognize we have sinned, and we ask God to remove our sin. We strive to live in the spirit.
God already knows everything we have done.
Yes, ask for your slate to be wiped clean. Ask for whatever is on your heart.
It’s your personal relationship with Him.
This reminds me of a prayer.
Most merciful God,
We confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart, we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. Have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. AmenNovember 19, 2016 at 12:01 pm #4799761
I think alcoholism is the result of being separated from God. God loves us but he doesn’t force us to stay close. We’re “allowed” to wander if we so choose. I don’t look at it as something “sent from God to punish us” but as the natural result of what my choices…..and mostly in my choice to play the role of God – to try to run my own life (and the lives of others) as best I see fit.
First I recognize where my choices have taken me: chronic alcoholism and an unmanageable life – period. I’m screwed. So next, I have to decide if there’s hope or not. Can this ship be righted? — I think so…..IF there’s a power out there with more abilities than me…more powerful than me. (2nd step) So I figure, IF this power is out there and it could and would fix my problems for me, wouldn’t it make sense to listen to/follow that power? – I think so….so I make a decision to give up the reigns of control and hand them over to this power greater than myself (3rd)
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