I knew He is the only thing standing between my life and the next drink.
You may find it helpful to read pages 58-64, in the Big Book.
I'd suggest finding more than "He" to be standing between Life and the next drink.
"He" can become an imaginary figure to us, without persistent "works". Step-works, and particularly Step-12-Works. Faith without works is dead -- that's why action and more action are always mandatory and not suggestive, in regards to recovery and sobriety.