Life’s unexpected stresses, big and small, can make us forget that there is much for which to be thankful. Every year brings triumphs and struggles. Certainly some years seem harder than others. And when there are big worries and issues, it’s hard to remember that life also has many blessings. Some of humanity’s greatest leaders and poets understood that every day is a blessing. They saw there is always a reason to be thankful.
There Is Beauty In Surrender
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters.” Psalm 23:1-2
Many of us believe that the more we have control over our lives, the more secure we will be. But the truth is, the more we let go of our lives, the more God will hold it securely.
Psalm 23:1 says the Lord is your shepherd. Just as the duty of a shepherd is to watch and protect its sheep, so is that God’s duty to you. God desires to protect you, but you must let him do so.
Surrender your life to God and know that your life will be in good hands.
God is the only cure for your worries, and to receive that cure comes in our surrender to him.
It’s when we refuse to surrender our lives to God that we become filled with worry because we know there is no 100% guarantee that our ways will work. But God promises that he will always give us the best. God’s ways will always give us 100% assurance that everything will be ok. Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.“
Have you truly given up your life to Christ? If you have, then why are you still worrying about your life? The day you accept Christ is the day you agree that your life is no longer yours but for God. God calls us to abandon the worries of our lives – to remove our ownership of our lives and let him take ownership of it.
Because you no longer own your life, it is no longer your responsibility to take care of it. When you surrender your life to God and submit to his will, you are giving the responsibility for God to take care of you. Give your burdens to God and rely on him to take care of you. If an almighty God is offering to carry your burdens, why wouldn’t you let him?
If you are overwhelmed with worries and fears, then it’s time to surrender your life to a God. He will replace your worries and fears with his peace and love. Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you..” God wants to be your shepherd; the protector and provider of your life. It’s in your surrender to God that you will find his beauty and power evident in your life.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” The Good News: God wants you to be happy, to pray to Him, and to always be thankful for all the blessings in your life.
There is beauty in surrendering everything to GOD…
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