It works-it really does.
When I got sober I initially had faith only in the program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Desperation and fear kept me sober (and maybe a caring and/ or tough sponsor helped!). Faith in a Higher Power came much later. This faith came slowly at first, after I began listening to others share at meetings about their experiences-experiences that I had never faced sober, but that they were facing with strength from a Higher Power. Out of their sharing came hope that I too would-and could-“get” a Higher Power. In time, I learned that a Higher Power-a faith that works under all conditions-is possible. Today this faith, plus the honesty, open mindedness and willingness to work the Steps of the program, gives me the serenity that I seek. It works-it really does.