God allows us to doubt, if that’s what we want. He also gives us enough information to believe. To experience strength and hope of the 12 Step Program we can listen to the testimonies of others. As we hear about what God is doing in their lives, we can see better what God is doing for us. Usually the cause of unbelief is because we desire our addiction more than we desire our freedom that God wants to give us. If we relapse we might think that the 12 step program just doesn’t work. However if we do lose our hope our faith can return. Then we’re able to encourage others who have experienced relapse. We try to see how God has led our lives. As we think on God’s protection and mercy, we realize He will guide us the rest of the way. Education or lack thereof is not a hindrance. We search the Scriptures humbly asking God for truth that will increase our faith. Let us thank God that He is greater than we are. We may not understand everything but there is only one way we can understand anything. God’s Spirit will guide and teach us what we need to know at this time. We are to be humble and ready to learn. We accomplish this by fixing our thoughts on God as we study His Word. We also need to choose to follow His leading. My experience has caused me to trust that God keeps his promises. We receive these promises in faith and then we can see God acting on our behalf. As we continue to grow in our relationship with Christ we can be thankful that God has given us not only faith but a new start in our life.