Do you ever find yourself taking control over a situation out of fear or insecurity that the given opportunity may leave? I’ll admit, I do it time to time. Maybe not in an obvious way sometimes, but when I reflect back afterwards, I can see my fingerprints all over a situation rather than God’s mighty hands.
Sometimes surrendering my feelings, worries, and fear just gets me even more anxious. What if God doesn’t have a good plan for me? What if I have to lose something in my life? What if I have to take on these extra responsibilities and endure more suffering? We often find ourselves saying the “What if’s” – a phrase which shouldn’t even be in our vocabulary! It’s a sign for me when I catch myself muttering it, to step back, and remind myself about whom I am referring to. Why should I doubt in God’s perfect and splendid plan? Who am I to say my ideas and plans are better than his vast knowledge of all things – from which HE created and brought to life. He LOVES US and wants us to rest in the comfort of knowing that he is continuously in control even when a situation may seem out of our hands. In all things, submit your situations and troubles into his hands as you give him the reins from your hands.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
- Proverbs 3:5-6