Hebrews 11:1, ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’
Recovery takes faith. It does. It takes faith in the unknown, faith, knowing that God will work all things for good, to those that love Him, and are the called according to His purposes.
(Faith to know that God will protect us around EVERY bend, and that His plan is perfect.)
I can’t have faith in myself, because I fail. I’ve tried that, and it didn’t work. I used to think I was strong, but I realized that I’m not. Truly, it wasn’t until I had realized that, that I could being to REALLY recover, REALLY leave the voices of the past behind, the lies in my head, and truly realize Christ’s completed work.