For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for well-being and not for trouble, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Father, It’s hard to give in and give up control, to surrender my wants and wishes, my hopes and dreams to You.
Please help me Lord. I know Your ways are best, but my inner two-year-old whines to get what I have set my heart on.
So, I foolishly do things by myself and end up in a mess. You’ll rescue me, won’t You?
I pray, “Your will be done and in Jesus name,” to get Your stamp of approval. You want what I want. You want my happiness . . . don’t You?
I listen to people who tell me what I want to hear, even when I know it’s wrong. You understand, don’t You?
Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9
Father, Help me trust You completely. Help me focus on Your promises. Help me remember the ways You’ve proven Yourself true and faithful.
Lord, forgive me. I’m ashamed of myself.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not trust in your own understanding. Agree with Him in all your ways, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Father, by Your grace and with Your help I will surrender my all to You.
I am only the manager of blessings You’ve given. Believing anything else is selfish, stubborn, foolish, and idolatry.
There is freedom, comfort, contentment, joy, peace, and understanding in trusting You completely.
In You there is no need to manipulate people, things, circumstances, or truth. In You I have all I need, and by the power of Your Spirit . . . I have all I want.
Father, by Your grace help me to begin each day surrendered completely to You with this prayer:
I have surrendered this day to You, Lord. I will follow where You guide and I will do Your will as You show it to me. Father, help me this day to fulfill this vow – that my life might glorify You alone . . . in the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Thank you Father for Your grace and mercy. Thank you for Your forgiveness and love.
I’ve shared a post by Jenni DeWitt at Genuflected before.
Her story is powerful and beautiful, filled with hope and love.
It’s faith-building for each of us to read the words of a mom,
whose young son has leukemia, share hope, faith, and
truth of the emotional roller coaster of life with an ill child.
Please go over and read her post –
Sometimes God Says No.
And remember to keep Cooper and the
family in your prayers.
Carla Gasser is joining Ifeoma Samuel at
Purposeful and Meaningful.
You can visit her At the Crossroads.
She says she likes to think of life as a journey,
and she ponders, writes, and speaks about those places
where faith and life intersect.
Her post Be Still is sure to bless and inspire you.
Anita Ojeda shares a journey through caregiving, depression,
and stress, at Blessed (but Stressed).
She says, ” The caregiver’s journey often seems interminable,
lonely and uncontrollable. There IS hope.” You’re not alone.
Her post – Three Things You Need to Take Out of Your Purse
is an excellent read for everyone. Can you guess what the 3 things are?
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