Why Simple Can Be So Hard

July 01, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”
Philippians 2:13

Here is a fact: I can complicate the simplest of things. Sound familiar? It seems to be a problem for a lot of people; I know it is for me. When I first looked at the 12 steps I thought I could do most of them, but I had to admit a couple of the steps were scary. When I actually started working the steps I found out the truth: what seemed simple on paper was so very hard to do.

Let go and let God is an everyday encounter in recovery. When I inventory my day there are times I become painfully aware how my partnership with God has become a solo event. “What happened to you, God, where did you go? Oh, now I see it, I turned my will over to you today and then I took it back. I forgot that we are a team, I have a job to do and so do you. I get in trouble when I try to do your job, God. I think I know why; I was born after the fall; yes—the whole Adam and Eve thing—sin. I know, God, that I’m imperfect and yet you love me more than I can fathom. In fact, You sent Your son to die on the cross for my sins; You made it real simple for me God, but why is it so hard? Oh, I remember now, you gave us free will and you gave us a choice, yes I know now. I’m starting to understand just a little of the love you have for me. Thank you God—you are my rock, my fortress, my savior.”

Need a place to recover from life? Check out Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads Church. We have worship and meetings every Friday night at 6pm—what do you have to lose? How about those hurts, habits, and hang-up’s that have a strangle hold on your life?

God loves you; Jesus died for you; His Spirit lives in you! Say “yes” to Jesus and live Love!

Dana Cramer // Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads Church


Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads Church Calendar
July 1-7, 2019

Friday, July 5: Lesson Night

  • 6pm: Our Hospitality Team is preparing a wonderful dessert for you. Please join us for dsessert and fellowship.
  • 6:30pmPlease join us for an hour of worship and a recovery message.
  • 7:30pm: Open Share Groups.
  • 8:30pm: Solid Rock Café