Psalm 37:7, KJV
Hello my dear Friend,
Well,life certainly has been interesting—six doctor appointments last week—numerous
biopsies—tests—new prescriptions—new health goals to implement. My loved ones and I have had multiple opportunities to test our faith. Waiting for doctor to come into family waiting room after surgical procedures with results can cause even the staunchest believer to tremble. And now, looming large is a multitude of lifestyle modifications that must begin now. We have wonderful goals to achieve, but I know that trying to orchestrate things to happen my way, on my timeline is going to cause frustration. And I can’t make changes for Jim and my son even though my heart longs to help them. If I want to walk in peace, I know that I have to turn these circumstances over to God and trust that He has our best interest at heart. As a control freak, this is a difficult test for me. So, I decided to write an affirmation to recite whenever I begin to open my mouth or offer unwanted advice. I am going to simply say, “Father, I choose to let you be God of this situation. I take my hands off. I trust you.” This
takes the pressure off my shoulders and places it where it belongs—in God’s very capable hands. As for the changes I must also incorporate, I will recite the familiar verse, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). You know me; I always must have a plan, so my plan each day is to rest in God, recite my affirmations and Bible verses, and wait patiently for God to turn our setbacks into comebacks. I surrender my will to God’s will trusting that God is good.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father, today I choose to release every care and concern into your loving hands.
I refuse to worry and choose to trust. Fill me with your peace. To you, I will give the glory and
praise, Surrendering self-effort and waiting upon the Lord,