I have been gently reminded again of my need for surrender. Not a “I give up” or a “woe is me” but I go willingly and confess how desperately these “Shelter In Place” weeks I have needed to depend on God to direct and guide me.
Jeremiah 10:23 New Living Translation (NLT) Jeremiah’s Prayer 23 I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course.
As I have been reading through a devotional series by Laura Story, I am reminded that what I have been experiencing is a fight against surrender. Often times we think of surrender as “I give up” and let my fate go into the hands of a lesser being and for lesser things but true surrender as I have experienced is “letting go and letting God” who has the best in mind for all times. I have seen the faithfulness of God. I have seen the kindness of God. I have seen the goodness of God. Today, I go willingly to God to say I’m done fiddling with my fingers and living life with a tight fist, or closed hands rather I open them saying “thy will be done.”
As I’m preparing my heart and mind for surrender, I’d like to have you consider with me the following:
*What areas do I need to surrender?
*How can I say and show, “I surrender”?
*When do I notice a desire to hold on or hide instead of surrender?
Will you pray with me today?
Suggested Prayer: God, we come before you willingly to surrender. I feel bruised and beaten by the lies I’ve listened to thinking I could do it alone. I surrender all facades of control in my life. I want to trust in you with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. In all of my ways, I want to acknowledge you for you say in Proverbs chapter 3 that you will make my paths straight. Amen