3.30.2014

Giving God Control

Sorry I haven't posted in quite some time- it's been a while, I know. My grandmother passed away earlier in the week and it's been quite hectic with the funeral, homework and spending time with family. I feel like so many emotions have been rushing through my head recently. Loss, grief, anxiety, fear, eternity, college, friendships, family....so much has been overwhelming. I feel like my mind keeps getting taken from one to the next and I can't concentrate on one thing.

Lately I've been trying to look for God and ask for His will to be done instead of my own. It's been so hard and is so unpredictable. I can't stand unpredictability- I like things planned out and certain. Even just giving up my grandmother's life into God's hands was hard. I knew that He was able to take better care of her than I could. Seeing just how much confidence and love she had in God was so character-changing to me. Her confidence and trust in Him showed me that I too should have that same faith. It really challenged me.

Sometimes in this life there are things we wish we could control. We want things to happen a certain way but everything we try to do just fails. We try so hard and every door seems to be slammed in our face. It hurts after a while and it gets tiring. But when you feel like you want to give up and you've given it all you've got- go to God and ask for His will to be done. Maybe you've been seeking your own will and not God's.

I have found myself in that place more often than I should. I try so hard to have my will work out and do everything within me to get it done the way I want and not do it God's way. It just shows how much I don't like getting out of my comfort zone and trusting other people. I have such a hard time giving other people control of my life, I guess because so many have seemed to fail me before and let me down.

So if you have something in your life right now that you feel is too heavy to carry anymore - just give it to God. Ask Him to take a hold of it and take it off your shoulders. You don't have to carry the heavy weight anymore- it was never yours to carry. God's got it and He'll carry it for you now. Give it to Him and He will do what is best with the things in your life.

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Matthew 11:28
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."

Philippians 4:6
 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 

Luke 11:9
 So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

4 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to read that you're going through that right now. My prayers are with you and your family, and it's so good to see that you're already leaning on God to get through this tumultuous time in your life right now.

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    1. Thanks Ashely for your comment. It's been hard, but knowing God has meaning behind everything truly helps!

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  2. My condolences and my love to you and your family. Praying for you as well. As you comforted me so much when I was going through the loss of my grandmother, know that I am always open if you need someone to talk to and encourage you. Sometimes just talking to one person makes all the difference. So please feel open to send me an email anytime, and even if I don't reply immediately you can be sure I am praying.
    Love you, my dear sister in Christ. Blessings and peace to you, and to your entire family, in Jesus name. --Hannah

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    1. Hannah thank you for your comment! Thanks for offering to be an open ear to my problems! :) Thanks for always being there and praying!! Please know the same goes for you as well, if ever you need someone to listen, I am here! You are such a blessing to me!! Sending love your way!

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