God humbles us. Recovery revealed that I was not a humble person, that I was in fact, disgustingly proud. Yet I am so thankful that it revealed that to me, because God has used it to also reveal His redeeming, incredible tremendous abundant grace and mercy.
This verse from James 4:6 became astonishingly true, ‘But He gives a greater grace Therefore it says, “GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.”
God had to humble me. He revealed about me exactly what I needed to see, and I couldn’t see it without God opening my eyes. And He was SO gracious and kind to humble me, to show me my need of Him, before He could lift up my heart once again to see Him, to behold just how BIG and INCREDIBLE and FULL His grace and forgiveness and salvation is.
Recovery was really humbling for me, especially when we live in a culture that kind of um… prides themselves on their pride?