Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Made me wonder...

This morning in my devotions something really hit home with me. I struggle all too frequently with giving over my worries to God but then taking it back.

This is what I read this morning:
If my life is surrendered to God, all is well. Let me not grab it back, as though it were in peril in His hands but would be safer in mine?!?
Give your life, your hopes, and our prayers to the Lord, and, by doing so accept His will and His peace.

When it talks about taking back your worries as though you can handle it better than God- Wow!! I had never thought about it like that before- but it's so true! What more could I want than God handling my concerns.

It really made me think and maybe it'll touch you as well!




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14 comments:

~Ginger said...

It's a constant battle of the mind. The enemy loves to come and steal my peace and try to convince me that I need to be in control rather than the Lord.

Trust me, HE always does a better job than me.

Terri said...

Sometimes that's so hard but it really is true.

Bonnie said...

This is timely for me to read ! Thanks Cheri !

Mari said...

This is so true! Why do I give things over to Him, just to pick them back up again?

TJ said...

Great post. "Thy Will Be Done" is the hardest prayer sometimes, but it's the best. I have learned that the hard way. And now I try to pray it for every situation.

Growin' with it! said...

i have admitted several times lately that the tough spot God has had us in the past several years are something i almost don't want to end...(yeah, remind me of that if it gets worse), but really...because it is always the closest most intimate time with the Lord when things are NOT going so great. i can't do anything BUT let go. great post cheri!

Jodi said...

I'm guilty of worrying too much myself. Great way to look at it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Cheri, I think it's very important to share, the things God reveals to us, with others. Patty

A Stone Gatherer said...

That is so true Cheri! I often wonder why I think I can do it better!!! Something to remember!

Rachel Slagle said...

wow! that is awesome and just what i needed to read today. i have had somethings on my heart today and i gave them to Him and have hardly even thought about them and it's so freeing.

Sandra said...

You know what Cheri? Maybe you and I got the same kind of message today because I did a post on my blog about pretty much the same thing.

My constant struggle with control...I always hand it over to God and then take it back because he's not going fast enough for my liking.

God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

Cheri that's awesome. Thanks for sharing this. I too, as well as so many others, TRY to give things over to the Lord just to pick them right back up, assuming He has his plate full. Imagine that? LOL....silly me.

Thanks you for sharing this insight! It's awesome!
Sarah Cecilia

I have a good life said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, as well as this perfect thought on yours. I truly know that the peace I feel right now comes because I have given it all to God. I hope I don't ever feel like I need to take it back...for then the sorrow will be overwhelming.

Thanks again!

The Birds Nest said...

Of course I needed to hear this today!! Thanks for that!! My husband said that I needed to stop worrying about it, and that God would bless us in His own time. I know that, but it's hard not to try to control it.