Wednesday, September 3

Resigned Into God's Care

True freedom from fear consists of totally resigning one's life into the hands of the Lord.
~ David Wilkerson ~

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.

I am striving everyday to be more like Him. I trust Him more and more each day as my relationship with Christ grows deeper. 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 at night 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. How about you friend?  Do you really trust Him with ALL things in your life? Every detail? No doubts or worries........

Following Christ is a second to second choice and it is up to me to determine how Christ will be represented in my life.  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.  Trusting Him today for what lies ahead tomorrow..........