Step Two does not promise a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sobriety. What the second Step says is it could restore us Sanity!

Step 2 is when we finally come to our senses and admit we can’t do this recovery walk on our own. We need help.

Ever notice the “Power” recommend in Step 2 starts with a capital P! For me this Higher Power is the God of the Bible, I call Him Jesus!

I am not advocating a particular religion; I am sharing my spiritual connection to a Power that works for me—mightily!  

The sanity part of Step 2 can be confusing, and so can the Higher Power part. People believe they must become religious to connect to a Higher Power, but that could not be further from the truth. Religion means that an individual must follow a particular set of rules to be accepted in the church. A Higher Power is a conception of someone’s own understanding, which means it is personal to them and their beliefs. The point is to find something more powerful than the addiction to guide them through sobriety. Believing in God is not necessary even though you will hear people in meetings chose to call their Higher Power “God”. Many others use Reiki, nature, or yoga to connect to a power greater than themselves. Anything that brings peace to an otherwise stressful situation can become a Higher Power. Understanding the Second Step | Detox Center of Colorado (

I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened. He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip (Psalm 40:1-2 MSG).