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Letting God

Yesterday we talked about trying to achieve perfection by trying to control the people, events, and circumstances surrounding us. Even though we may say we know that God is in control, even though we hope and pray for Him to work in our circumstances, we still find it difficult - if not downright impossible - to give up control and let God work.

Why is it so hard for us to let go of control and let God do it? Why do we feel like we have to be in control of every single detail of our lives, and the people in in our lives? Nowhere in the Bible does God tell us we have to be in charge of everything; in fact, He tells us just the opposite: trust Him, and walk by faith.

Why canít we do that? If we continue to try to control the situation, God will step back and let us go our own way, and we will ALWAYS run into trouble. Look at all the people in the Bible who didnít wait upon God to answer their prayers, but tried instead to provide their own answers. How did that work out for them? Why do we think it will turn out any better for us?

When we have prayed, and donít see any answers to our prayers, we need to learn to walk by faith. We have to know and believe that God has heard our prayer, and will answer it in His time, according to His perfect and divine plan. Why settle for whatever we can achieve by our own efforts? Why not surrender our circumstances to the Lord, and allow him to take control? His timing is always perfect and His plans are always the best.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart;
and lean not unto your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct your paths. Prov.†3:5-6


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