Tuesday, February 16

In Other Words - Freedom

A special thanks to Debbie today at Heart Choices for hosting IOW. I love her quote! Check out the other posts!

True freedom from fear consists of totally resigning one's life into the hands of the Lord.
~ David Wilkerson ~
Resigned into God's Care
(On-line devotional)

This is an amazing quote and really makes you do some deep soul searching. Can we really say that we totally resign our entire life into the hands of the Lord and practice freedom from fear? If that were true there would never again be worry, fear or stress in our lives. As much as I would love to say that I am at that point in my walk with Christ, I know in my heart that I'm not. And honestly, I don't know if I have ever met anyone who can say that they have completely arrived at that place either.

I am striving everyday to be more like Him. I trust Him more and more daily but I am sure that many of you can relate to how difficult it is to sometimes lay everything at the foot of the cross and walk away - never to pick it up again....... especially when it is heavy baggage regarding our children or other family members. Do we think God cannot handle whatever it is we are asking Him to do? Or is it that we just don't feel in control if we are not carrying the load? Fear is a dreadful thing and as much as I love the Lord and am committed to Him, there have been times in my life that I could not sleep fearing what may happen in the days to come.

I love the Lord with all my heart and I do trust Him with my life but there are times when worry rears its ugly head into my thought pattern or doubt enters my mind. My faith is strong and I know my God can do the impossible. When I find myself in those places of doubt or worry I know I need to pour myself more into God's Word and spend more alone time with my Heavenly Father.

Following Christ is a second to second choice. I have chosen to pick up my cross every day and follow Him to the best of my ability. I want His light to shine bright in my life. My prayer is that those around me will see Jesus in everything that I do. I want His will for my life - not mine - and that has certainly stretched me further than I ever imagined.



  1. This was a "difficult" and soul-searching quote for me that I really had struggle with, how do I put this into words. I think there reaches a point we have to just give it up and give it to Him and stop putting on the brakes so to speak. Lol

  2. Oh Deborah I loved your post. I struggle with this issue and that's probably why I chose this particular quote. During this season of trials, I'm learning this more and more. It's too bad it often takes difficulties to learn these lessons though.

    Thank you for joining in this week for IOWT.

    Blessings and love,


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