I want to live completely surrendered to God’s will. I pray about it often…
But when life gets rocky or the wait for an answered prayer seems looong … surrendering is the last thing I want to do.
What I WANT is to do SOMETHING that will SOLVE the PROBLEM NOW!
Thankfully, by God’s grace, He’s allowed me to fall flat enough times that I’ve learned the foolish futility of failing to follow His will or wait on His timing.
So, today I’m praying again for God’s help to surrender, maybe You need His help too…
God, Please Help Me Surrender to Your Will
Father, I want to surrender to Your will. I know You love me and I believe You know what’s best for me.
But surrendering is hard sometimes.
Jesus said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.” Luke 9:23
Honestly, I don’t want the cross-carrying part of following. I want smooth and pleasant. I want comfortable and easy. I want the roses without the thorns.
Please help me remember that Jesus also said:
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28–30
And when I bring my heavy burdens, You promise…
To help me carry any burden You allow. 1 Peter 5:7
To never leave me or forsake me. Hebrews 13:5
To give to give me strength and hold me close. Isaiah 41:10
To comfort me. 2 Corinthians 1:3–4
To increase my faith. James 1:2-4
To equip me for anything You allow. Hebrews 13:21
You promise – that in all things You are working for the good of those who love You, who have been called according to Your purpose. Romans 8:28 (NIV)
Help me trust Your plans and purposes as I trust You are loving and good, just and faithful, merciful and gracious.
And remember that nothing can separate me from Your love. Nothing! Romans 8:38
I trust You to give me everything I need to surrender to Your will.
So by Your grace and with Your help, this is my prayer…
Here’s what I want to do: I want to take my everyday, ordinary life—my sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before You, God, as an offering. (Based on Romans 12:1 – MSG)
I believe You will give me Your all-sufficient grace for whatever You allow. 2 Corinthians 12:9
And I believe I will be able to declare: You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever! Psalm 30:11–12
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