Just now I was earnestly in prayer. I was beseeching God to fulfill my request. I kept presenting my desired outcome to a particular situation over and over. I believe God is good. I know that intellectually. I espouse that belief in messages and sermons; however, I was still worried and afraid. I wanted my way—my desired outcome. I finally decided to quiet my mind and rest in the Lord and this thought came floating across the stream of my consciousness: “God knows the desires of my heart.” Okay, then what do I do with that insight.
I must trust deep in my gut what I speak with my mouth. Regardless of the outcome that I think should occur, I must submit my will and allow God to be God. How much easier to say than do! So my prayer language changed from begging to affirming. God is love. God is good. Letting go and releasing—while not easy—is necessary if I want to let go of worry and fear.
Prayer Let peace reign in my heart, O God. I trust you. I surrender to You today my health, family, skills, gifts, and time. I surrender my need to be in control. May Your will be done, Amen. Linda
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