A fallacy of attempting to go through the recovery process without the help of God is that we will soon find out that our own strength runs out very quickly. We are to be strong through the grace that God gives us in Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 2:1 NLT). It’s an important distinction—that our strength comes from God and not from ourselves. The more we work and strive in our own efforts, the more we dig the hole that we’re trying to get out of. But the more we rely on God’s strength to help us, the more we will make measurable progress.