We generally don’t think of that as a good thing. But this year I personally have found the beauty and freedom in complete surrender. I had to let go of what I was clinging to and instead say, “Jesus, I want what YOU want. Thy will be done.”
That is when I got to see just how BIG the heart of our God is! When I surrendered my dreams and put Him FIRST, He turned around and showered me with blessings. No I’m not forgetting the months of depression I went through. But even that (as crazy as it may sound) was a blessing. Because in those months when I didn’t even want to get out of bed, I got SO close to God. He stood by me. He filled me with His peace, comforted me and held me together when I thought I’d crumble. I learned that He was the only answer, and that I had to surrender even my pain to Him! Trusting He had a plan, and He could use even this for my good.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
I had to let go and let God. It wasn’t about how I thought things should be, it was about what God was trying to show me. He was working all things out and I needed to trust Him.
He was teaching me to surrender ALL to Him, keep Him first in my life and TRUST, TRUST, TRUST.
So today instead of asking “Why?” ask God “What are you trying to show me?”
What do you need to surrender into His hands?
What is He asking you to trust Him with?
Do you believe He will work ALL things out for your good?
I know how hard it is to surrender. It took 6 months before I fully gave everything to God. But once I did I have gotten to see His hand in mighty ways. I have not regretted surrendering my wants and putting God first. It’s been a roller-coaster ride but I’ve learned much. I know you will not regret it either.
Seek God above all else. Put Him first. Surrender to His plan. Trust Him 100%. And He will bless you.
“Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”
It’s funny how today marks 8 months since God answered a HUGE prayer for me and I got to see His hand in my life in amazing ways and today’s sermon was on looking at how you have seen God’s hand in your life. And then later we heard a missionary speak and he shared an amazing story of a refugee from the Netherlands and it just strengthened my faith so much! And reminded me to keep on praying and that prayer is SO POWERFUL! It was really cool because they were praying over the missionary and you could feel God in that room. God was reminding me to pray BELIEVING He will move. God hears. I have seen His hand in my life and I cannot doubt His goodness!
God taps you on the shoulder and says, “Hey, I’m still here fighting for you!”