From the March 2011 magazine.

March 2011: In good hands

By fate or by fluke, she finally connects with a faith that works

"Sue told how she too had panic attacks and how it helped her to visualize God holding her in his cupped hands."

I have been in and out of AA for a year and a half; this time I have over 30 days sober. I have learned that all that matters is today. I have today. I have recently been struggling for a perception of God. Deep inside I know I have faith in him, but it’s like a dim flame. I prayed to my God that he would help me with this. I asked him to show himself to me in a way that I could understand, in a way that I may be comforted.

When I was just a little girl of 9, my beloved father passed away. He was my everything. He was everything safe, strong and good. I remember him singing to me the song, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Coming from a child in a grown-up body, who didn’t have a very good childhood, this is one memory I truly cherish.

-- Lisa Z.

Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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