Saturday, January 28, 2012

Surrender & Wait

"Jesus Christ knows our circumstances better than we do, 
and He says we must not think about these things so as to make them the one concern of our life. 
Whenever there is competition, be sure that you put your relationship to God first."
Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest


My mentor, Sarah, and I have committed to reading through Oswald Chamber's My Utmost For His Highest everyday, and it has been such an encouragement to me. Today's reading was just what I needed. I logically comprehend that Jesus knows what I am going through, and He knows how this will all end. But, reading today's devotion reminded me, in my heart and soul, that He truly understands and feels with me as I am going through this. God knows best, because He knows all. He sees in all directions, so what a fool I'd be to want to have control over any area of my life.

So, here I am again, Dear Lord.
I surrender all to You. You know what is best for me, 
& You know my circumstance better than I could ever know. 
My desire is Your will above mine, always.


It's such a painful word, isn't it? I mean really, letting go of anything is never easy, because that very thing we are letting go is usually something we love, take pride in, enjoy, the list goes on...
For me, surrendering this means that I am trusting wholeheartedly that God's perfect plan for my life will be done. I do not want to get in the way of what God is doing, so I will surrender, release, let go and let God.

Surrender & Wait. 
Surrender & Wait. 


  1. Oh wow, yes! There's so much truth to this, that surrender is such a difficult thing to even muster and even comprehend. In even thinking about the encompassing message of the Gospel and how God uses grace as the means to even give us the opportunity to surrender, to be loved by Him, to be able to love Him.

    Speaking of pride, what's even harder to know is that no matter how good I become I will always tend to have some secret pride even in my "goodness" when it's really God who deserves the glory.

    I love this post, it's really a testament to what His love can do.

    1. Thanks Aaron!
      I am glad this speaks to other people, besides myself. It's not usually the topic of conversation, but it's something we all face.