Our will for His will

Surrendering is not a comfortable concept. We try so hard to fix what is broken in our lives. We use our will instead of His will.

This will NOT work!

Surrendering our will for His is the answer. We have to trade our desire to be in charge. Giving it up to the Master…creator of heaven and earth.

God is the only one who can truly fix that which is broken inside our hearts, in our families, marriages, jobs.  It is so hard to grasp this!

Our humanity clashes with His divinity and we struggle to turn over our mediocre lives in exchange for the magnificent life He intends for us.

When I say magnificent I do not mean to imply all will be roses and rainbows. Allowing God to work in us doesn’t promise that we will not have troubles.

His will is better

I do mean we will experience peace and joy in spite of it all. God’s will is always better than ours. It’s a perspective shift.

Joy in the face of death and sorrow?  YES!

Not joy as the world knows joy…but joy in knowing we and our loved ones are connected because of Christ. Just because something is finished here, it is not really finished.

Peace when the pink slip is given and food becomes scarce?  YES!

Because we trust that He will make a way. God tells us He will provide. His promise is in His word.

Surrendering

So let the anxiety of your soul meet the calming presence of God. Let His will become yours and see what heights He lifts you to.

Wanting, needing, desperately pleading
Yearning, searching, raw emotions
A sob, a sigh, low then high
Laughter escapes me, torture constrains me
Yielding, bitter, sweet devotion
Conflicting thoughts fog my mind
Falling through space…I stop
You’ve caught me in your grace
Nothing can I do without you
Lord, I see this clearly now
Struggles cease, my mind at peace
As I surrender my will to my God.
Ammie Black