A.A. Today: Nothing But Trouble


AA Today are daily readings from the book “Twenty-Four Hours A Day.”

“Twenty-Four Hours A Day is intended for members of Alcoholics Anonymous as a help in their program of living one day at a time.

It is designed for those who want to start each day with a few minutes of thought, meditation, and prayer.”

February 9, 2016

In the past, we kept right on drinking in spite of all the trouble we got into.  We were foolish enough to believe that drinking could still be fun in spite of everything that happened to us.  When we came into A.A., we found a lot of people who, like ourselves, had had fun with drinking, but who now admitted that liquor had become nothing but trouble for them.

And when we found that this thing had happened to a lot of other people besides ourselves, we realized that perhaps we weren’t such odd ducks after all.  Have I learned to admit that for me drinking has ceased to be fun and has become nothing but trouble?

Meditation for the Day

The life-line of rescue, is the line from the soul to God.  On one end of the life-line is our faith and on the other end is God’s power.  It can be a strong line and no soul can be overwhelmed who is linked to God by it.  I will trust in this life-line and never be afraid.  God will save me from doing wrong and from the cares and troubles of life.  I will look to God for help and trust Him for aid when I am emotionally upset.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that no lack of trust or fearfulness will make me disloyal to God.  I pray that I may keep a strong hold on the life-line of faith.


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